Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’ Star and ‘Late Night with Conan’ Regular, Dies at 94

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Abe Vigoda, Barney Miller star and Late Night with Conan O’Brien regular, dies at 94

While known as Detective Phil Fish on Barney Miller and its spinoff Fish as well as Tessio in The Godfather, the tall character actor spent his later years regularly appearing in Late Night with Conan O’Brien sketches, including one featuring Abe Vigoda interviewing Abe Vigoda with sidekick Abe Vigoda, as Star Wars‘ Yoda and in a Total Vigodal Eclipse. He even appeared on Conan’s final Late Night show in 2009. PLUS: In 1988, David Letterman confirmed Vigoda was not dead.

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