Sunday, May 19, 2024

Remembering Nick Apollo Forte, aka Lou Canova, from One of Woody Allen’s Best Movies, “Broadway Danny Rose”


Earlier this week, Nick Apollo Forte passed away at age 81. A great lounge singer, particularly on cruises, Nick appeared in just one movie. He memorably played lounge singer Lou Canova in one of Woody Allen’s classic comedies, “Broadway Danny Rose.” Watch the clip below. He sang two of his own songs, “Agita,” and “Mio Bambino.” If there had been social media back then, Nick would have skyrocketed. He explains what happened here in this 2012 interview.

Nick died in Waterbury, Connecticut, surrounded by family. PS I wonder what happened to all of Danny Rose’s other “clients” from that movie? They were wonderful. Also, look for Milton Berle in the clip.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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