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Oscar-Nominated Bologna

Oct 20, 2010 9:51 AM | 0 comments

Actor and Brooklyn native Joseph Bologna is probably best recognized as Michael Caine’s ne’er-do-well friend in Blame It on Rio, but he was first introduced to me on the short-lived musical television show Rags to Riches as Nick Foley, the adoptive father of five foster daughters.


Here’s a tasty tidbit I bet you didn’t know: Bologna and his wife of 45 years, Renée Taylor (The Nanny), are Academy Award-nominated writers for their work on the film Lovers and Other Strangers, based on the play they wrote of the same name.


Check out what this actor-writer selects as his top must-read books:


Books for Kids

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Books for Adults

Candide by Voltaire

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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