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Actor Chuck Low Dies At 89 (Photos)

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Charles "Chuck" Low, an actor who appeared in "Goodfellas," has died at the age of 89.

Low died on Sept. 18 at a nursing home in New Jersey, according to his paid obituary published in The New York Times on Sept. 27.

His experience as a real estate developer is what led to his acting career.

He started M.Low Real Estate in the early 1960s, and specialized in converting industrial buildings into living spaces in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.

One of his Tribeca tenants was Robert DeNiro, whose support and friendship launched Low's movie career.

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Low appeared onscreen with DeNiro in several films, beginning with "The King of Comedy" in 1982, notes Us Weekly.

They also appeared together in "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), "The Mission" (1986) and the mobster classic "Goodfellas" (1990), in which he played the wig salesman, Morrie, who famously gets killed off by Joe Pesci's character, Tommy DeVito.

He also had small roles in the DeNiro films "Mistress" (1992) and "Night and the City" (1992). Also in 1992, he was in the Al Pacino film, "Scent of a Woman." His final appearance was in "Kill the Poor" (2003).

Low graduated from the Norwich Military Academy in Northfield, Vermont, in 1950 with a degree in electrical engineering, according to his obituary in The New York Times.

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He served four years active Army duty, before he entered the family business, M.Low Inc., a manufacturer of marine instruments which had been in existence for more than 100 years. Among the company's clients are the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. Corp of Engineers, British Admiralty and Royal Navy and the Canadian Hydrographic Office.

Low also spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. His Sept. 20 funeral began with full military honors, including a three gun salute and taps.

He was a reportedly a fan of military band music.

"Chuck lived life to the fullest, with a wit, intelligence, and passion that was positive and contagious," his obit states. "His skill in anything to do with mechanical, electrical or physical engineering was exceptional. He befriended many, and tried to help his friends through rough times, with intense dedication and kindness. All his friends have been gifted at least one swiss army knife."

DeNiro and fellow "Mission" actor Liam Neeson visited Low while in the nursing home, reports the Daily Mail.

Sources: Us Weekly, The New York Times, Daily Mail / Featured Image: IMDb / Embedded Images: TCD/VP/LMK Media via Daily Mail, Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages/REX/Shutterstock via Daily Mail

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