Lorraine Bracco, 52 -- # 33
October 2, 1954
New York Daily News -- June 12, 2005
The Doctor is in
The Daily News' Bill Gallo has been the cartoonist to the stars for years - his fans have included Joe DiMaggio, Muhammad Ali and George Steingrabber, er, Steinbrenner - but Gallo seemed especially delighted last week over his latest admirer: Lorraine Bracco, star of The Sopranos.
Bracco, Tony Soprano's shrink on the HBO hit, loved her role in a Gallo cartoon last week. "Tony, would you mind if I take Mr. Torre next?" Dr. Melfi asks the mob boss as the skipper of New York's struggling team slumps behind a newspaper. "He's hurting more than you."
Bracco called Gallo to say she thought the cartoon was "clever and amusing."
"I would love a copy of that," Bracco said. "It was quite adorable and quite truthful."
Gallo says he'll be happy to oblige. "I like her," Gallo says. "She seems like a good broad in the best sense of the word."
YOUNG AT HEART
New York Post -- October 11, 2004
THE best gift Lorraine Bracco
got for her 50th birthday came from Joe Torre. "It's a Yankees jersey with
'Bracco' on the back and the number 50," the actress told PAGE SIX at the
The Post's Liberty Medals awards ceremony at Gracie Mansion, where she was
surrounded by the likes of the mayor, the governor, the top cop, Regis
Philbin, Graydon Carter, Jessica Seinfeld and Rusty Staub. Bracco makes no
effort to conceal her age. "It doesn't matter," she explained. "I act like
a 7-year-old anyway."
October 5, 2004
A brief blurb about Lorraine's Surprise Birthday Party from the New York Post ...
DONNA Karan with Sandy Gallin, Denise
Rich, couturier Douglas Hannant, comic
As confirmed by Lorraine herself on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
though it's really not "new" news since they have been seen in public together before ...
-- March 2003
Lorraine ... out and about ...
Bracco scouts schools, dances like a kid on island
By Thom Smith, Palm Beach
Post Staff Columnist
The fun's all over now. For all those New Yorkers who spent the weekend in the Palm Beaches, it's back to the snow and grime. But their return wasn't entirely dismal. Matt Lauer, after all, was working the biggest story of the season, the capture of Saddam Hussein. And before the weekend was even over, Sopranos' star Lorraine Bracco, an unexpected visitor, rejoined fellow cast members for the series' final wrap party in the city.
"I'm loving it here," Bracco said as she relaxed on the patio at Tsunami at CityPlace on Friday night. "People down here may not think the weather is so great, but compared to New York... "
Bracco has some old memories of Palm Beach. Thirteen years ago, she was the female lead in Traces of Red, a modest-budget steamer (it was no Body Heat) that she, Jim Belushi and Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) filmed in these parts. Lots of locals spent hours hanging around the Venetian Ballroom at The Breakers as extras, and many of them discovered at the "world premiere" here in 1992 that they had been relegated to the cutting-room floor.
"I wish I had been," Bracco said. The movie went nowhere, although it occasionally pops up on a Blockbuster shelf. But Bracco remembered the neighborhood, which is why she was taking this trip. Tony Soprano's analyst is analyzing colleges for her daughter, Stella.
One of two daughters Bracco had with Harvey Keitel (?), Stella, who just turned 18, appeared with mom in Goodfellas and with dad in Bad Lieutenant. Life then turned ugly as Keitel and Bracco fought ugly divorce and custody battles that continued even after Lorraine married Edward James Olmos in 1994. (They split in 1997).
But now Stella wants to study fashion design. Hardly a surprise, because mom got her big start on Parisian runways, modeling for Jean-Paul Gaultier.
"We looked at Rollins up by Orlando, and we looked at Lynn University," Bracco said. "But we still have a lot of work ahead. She also said something about the Savannah College of Art and Design."
But education was far from
mom's or daughter's mind Friday night as Bracco, acting more 24 than 54
(?), danced the night away with several of Stella's friends.
from Chris: I'm not responsible for the inaccuracies in
this article ...
Lorraine's Favorite Book
of the Year