Al Littieri

Birth Name:
Alfredo Lettieri
Birth Date:
February 24, 1928
Birth Place:
New York, New York
Death Date:
October 18, 1975
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
St. John Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
If you liked watching films in the 1970s, you'll know who Al Lettieri was, even if you can't put a face to the name. He played Solozzo in The Godfather. (Michael played by Al Pacino shot him dead with the Police Chief in the restaurant). A little later on, he turned up as Steve McQueen's nemesis in The Getaway, pursuing him down through Texas to the Mexican border, seducing the vet's wife and throwing spare ribs around the car in a rage because he didn't 'like this game anymore!' Or maybe you remember him in Mr. Majestyk as a mob hit man opposite watermelon grower played by Charles Bronson. Either way he played the heavy with menacing machismo and style. He was taken too quickly when he suffered a massive heart attack at age 47.

Fun Fact

Lettieri was an Italian-American who spoke Italian fluently. His brother-in-law was Pasquale Eboli, brother of Genovese crime family boss Thomas Eboli.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

St. John Cemetery

80-01 Metropolitan Avenue

Middle Village, New York, 11379


North America


Map of St. John Cemetery in Queens, New York

Grave Location:

Section 40, Range P, Grave 84

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery annex off Metropolitan Avenue near 80th Avenue, drive slowly to the first curve and park with Section 40 on your left and Section 35 on you right. Look for the DePasquele monument and walk 5 double rows into Section 40. With his monument facing away from the road, look for grave 84 and you will find the final resting place of charactor Al Lettieri.

Grave Location GPS

40.71076093, -73.86860152



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