Ray Liotta Dies: ‘Goodfellas’ Star & ‘Field Of Dreams’ Actor Was 67
A shocker. Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose career breakout came in the 1990 Martin Scorsese crime classic
after co-starring in
Field of Dreams
, has died. He was 67.
Deadline hears he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film
Liotta was on a big resurgence. Recent turns included
The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story
No Sudden Move.
He finished the Elizabeth Banks-directed Cocaine Bear and was due to star in the Working Title film The Substance opposite Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley.
Born in New Jersey on 18 December 1954, Liotta was adopted at the age of six months, after being abandoned at an orphanage.
The film, which Nicholas Pileggi adapted with Scorsese from his book, was nominated for six Oscars, with Pesci getting its lone win.
He grew up in New Jersey before moving to New York, eventually moving out to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Liotta’s first film role came in 1983’s
The Lonely Lady