Robert Loggia, the Oscar-nominated actor with 220 film and TV credits to his name, died Friday in Los Angeles. At 85 years old, he had been battling Alzheimer’s disease over the last five years, according to his wife of 33 years, Audrey.
Loggia’s first film credit was 1957’s The Garment Jungle, kicking off an incredible career that included memorable roles in films such as Scarface, An Officer and a Gentleman, Problem Child, Independence Day, and Big. He played three different characters in three different Pink Panther films: Revenge of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, and Curse of the Pink Panther. In 1986, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Jagged Edge.
The versatile actor also piled on numerous TV credits, receiving Emmy nominations for his lead role in Mancuso, FBI and as a guest actor on Malcolm in the Middle. He also made appearances on shows like Murder, She Wrote, Vega$, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files, and even played himself on an episode of Family Guy.
“He loved being an actor,” his widow said in a statement to Variety. “He used to say that he never had to work. He never had to wait tables.” Loggia is survived by his widow; three children, Tracy, John and Kristina; and a stepchild, Cynthia.