James Caan, unforgettable Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, died at 82. His four marriages, his actor son and the stars bereaved by his disappearance…
James Caanwho was camping Sonny Corleone in The Godfatheris died at 82, announced his agent on July 7. We also remember his hard-hitting role in Misery, by Rob Reiner, in which he played a writer kidnapped by his biggest fan. James Cann was born in New York, in the Bronx district, in 1940, into a family of Jewish immigrants from Germany. It was in the 60s that the actor is noticed in Hollywood, first thanks to small roles in Irma the sweet by Billy Wilder The Rain Peopleby Francis Ford Coppola, or even Eldorado by Howard Hawks. Then, in the 1970s, it quickly became a popular actorplaying in war films, spy… Some will also remember his role as Ed Deline, boss of the Montecito, in the series Vegaswhich he played from 2003 to 2007.
James Caan: four marriages and an actor son
On the private side, James Cann was at the wedding no less than four times. In 1961 he married actress Dee Jay Mathis. and became father of their daughter Tara in 1964, before divorcing two years later. Then he says “yes” to actress Sheila Ryanin 1976. Together, they become parents of a son, Scottborn in 1976 and now actor. You may have seen it in the series Hawaii 5-0, where he camps Danny Williams. But a year after this birth, the couple divorced.
In 1990, James Caan married the Puerto Rican supermodel Ingrid Hajek. From this union, a son was born, Alexandre James, in 1991. Then, four years later, he divorced and married the same year with the actress and costume designer, Linda Stokeswith whom he remained in a relationship for nearly 15 years, until 2009. They give birth to two children, James Arthur and Jacob Nicholasborn in 1995 and 1998.
Death of James Caan: Amanda Sthers and Laeticia Hallyday in mourning
Many personalities are in mourning after the death of James Caan. Amanda Sthers, who cast him as the lead in her film Holy Lands, in 2018 reacted to the news of the death on Instagram: “I learned so much by your side. I remember how impressed my team was when you came on set the first day… Everyone was silent… The legendary James Caan. You were so fun and quirky! I’ll miss you“.
LaetIcia Hallyday is also bereaved by the death of the great actor. Johnny’s widow left him a farewell message on her Instagram account: “So sad… You will always be a legend. And we will always miss you. Thank you for sharing your immense talent with us. We will always remember you“.