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Also Known As: Helga Nokoff,Paul Vincent Picerni Died: January 12, 2011
Born: December 1, 1922 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Corona, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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During Hollywood's Golden Age, talent scouts for the various studios scoured the country for new talent. Not long after World War II, a representative for Warner Brothers caught a production of a Loyola University play featuring Paul Picerni, and the rest, as they say, is history. Picerni was brought to Hollywood to be a part of the 1950 war drama "Breakthrough" and was soon put under contract by the studio, starring for them in a long line of B movies. But his signature role came a decade later on the small screen, when he joined the cast of "The Untouchables" as Agent Lee Hobson. It's easy to forget today just how groundbreaking a show this Chicago cops drama was. Narrated by famed journalist Walter Winchell, it brought a new level of heightened reality to television. Picerni continued to act through the mid-1980s, as a guest star on everything from "Gunsmoke" to "Mannix" to "Matt Houston." For his old pal Dick Van Dyke, he came out of retirement in the late 1990s to appear in a pair of "Diagnosis Murder" episodes.

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Paul Picerni is best known for his role as 'Lee Hobson', Robert Stack's (Elliot Ness') sidekick on 'The Untouchables'TV Series, 1960-1963.

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