One of the truly great character actors is no more. Do the Right Thing (of course). But also Léon the Professional, Fort Apache the Bronx, Purple Rose of Cairo, and so many others, plus the father in Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” video, of which he was not a fan. And when your first two screen roles are for Bang the Drum Slowly and Godfather Part II (“Michael Corelone says hello!”), you are already on the right path. RIP.