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Elizabeth Street

PARENTING LESSONS FROM TONY SOPRANO

Jun 27, 2013

Parenting Lessons from Tony Soprano

James Gandolfini passed away suddenly last week. Today, his funeral is being held at Catholic Church of Saint John The Divine in New York City. As a memorial to the late actor, who is most famous for his role in The Sopranos, we took a look at his role as the loved-yet-feared Mafia boss, Tony Soprano. As tough as he was in business matters, it was clear that he had a real soft spot for his two children, Meadow and Anthony, Jr. 

Soprano, often clad in his signature bathrobe, was warm and affectionate with his kids. His tone was playful and loaded with sarcasm--until it was time to teach them a lesson. Then, his face would harden, expletives would pour out of his mouth and he wasn't afraid to let that famous temper fly.

Gandolfini's effect on American TV and theater cannot be denied. In Tony Soprano, Gandolfini created a character who was both loved and loathed. His talent and presence will be missed. RIP, James Gandolfini.

By Christina Anderson

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