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FBI Busts Actor Anthony Borgese of Sopranos and Goodfellas Fame on Extortion Charge

Anthony Borgese/photo from friends of ours website

Anthony Borgese/photo from friends of ours website

The fine line between acting and reality sometimes vanishes as it seems to have in this case. Apparently there was a reason Anthony Borgese was such a good actor on tv and in the movies: The roles came naturally.

BY John Marzulli
New York DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK — A veteran actor with roles in “The Sopranos” and “GoodFellas” played a tough guy in real life, too, prosecutors say.

Anthony Borgese – along with a reputed Gambino crime family soldier – was charged with trying to strong-arm cash from an unlucky soul who owed money to a loanshark.

Borgese pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he tried to extort the unidentified man in upstate Monticello in 2004.

The longtime character actor, who grew up in Brooklyn, uses the stage name Tony Darrow and calls himself the “Goodfella of Comedy” on his Web site.

He was busted by FBI agents at LaGuardia Aiport as he arrived home from a film shoot late Thursday, sources said.

The 70-year-old actor looked haggard in court Friday after spending the night at the federal lockup in Brooklyn.

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