Frank DiLeo

Frank DiLeo

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Frank Michael DiLeo (born October 23, 1947) is an American music industry executive and actor, known for his portrayal of gangster Tuddy Cicero in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas and at one time being Michael Jackson's manager.

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DiLeo, an Italian American, is a native of East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Kalson, Sally (July 6, 1984). "Jacksons announce tour dates." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 20. He began his career in the music industry in the late 1960s, shortly after high school, as a rack jobber (distributing records to retail stores) in Pittsburgh. Following a number of brief, higher-profile jobs, he was hired as a promotion staffer in Cleveland by CBS Records subsidiary Epic Records in 1968. He promoted albums by The Hollies, Donovan and Sly & the Family Stone to local radio stations, and was later promoted to the company's regional office in Chicago.Silverman, Jack (November 22, 2007.) "". Nashville Scene. Retrieved on November 15, 2009. Circa 1969 he was "headhunted" by RCA Records in New York, followed by a stint at Bell Records. After a year with Bell he "retired" from the music business and moved back to Pittsburgh. His return to the music industry was prompted by an "electrical fire" which destroyed his Pittsburgh home, for which his insurance carrier reportedly refused to pay out.

Frederic Dannen described DiLeo as an...
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