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Nick Apollo Forte, Actor in 'Broadway Danny Rose,' Dies at 81

Nick Apollo Forte, Actor in 'Broadway Danny Rose,' Dies at 81

Nick Apollo Forte, the veteran cruise-ship singer who portrayed Lou Canova, the fading lounge act with a big ego and an even bigger drinking problem, in Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose, has died. He was 81.

Forte died Wednesday in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, his family announced. 

Forte was hired for the 1984 Orion Pictures release after Allen heard a recording of his comic tune "Scungilli Song" coming out of a jukebox in the Bronx, the singer recalled in a 2012 interview.

"I went in and I met with Woody and he looked at me up and down....

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