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Sonny Grosso

TCM's Airing of "Streetcar" Makes Retired NYPD Det. Grosso Reflect on Working with Brando on "The Godfather"

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

"Brando was bigger than life. And when you talked about Brando, you talked about god. He was an icon on a set with Duvall, Pacino, Caan. Every actor w...

Filmmaker Edward Burns' 'Public Morals' Portrays Mythical Irish-American Cops like 'The French Connection's' Popeye Doyle

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

I was recently chatting with filmmaker Edward Burns who was excitedly talking about his new drama series, Public Morals, which premieres on August 25 on TNT. He was grateful that I'd found the series compelling with a host of outstanding elements from cinematography, set design and costuming to music.

Dr. Orujyan Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Leverage Technology and Use the 'Internet of Things' to Innovate

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.

Sinatra-Thon Celebrates the Legend's 100th Birthday With Performances and Panel Discussion With Retired NYPD Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.06.2016 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Sinatra, who was born in 1915, was one of the greatest and most prolific American singers, recording over 1,600 songs, as well as starring in over 50 movies.

From William Friedkin's "The French Connection" to Cédric Jimenez's "The Connection" -- Marseille's Infamous Story Still Fascinates

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

It's been over 50 years since NYPD detectives Sonny Grosso and Eddie Egan, along with Federal law enforcement, made the biggest drug bust in U.S. history, nabbing 60 kilos of pure heroin worth $32 million that had arrived from Marseille.

Retired Det. Sonny Grosso Will be Smiling on St. Patrick's Day to the Pipes and Drums

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

On St. Paddy's Day, Sonny Grosso along with the Irish eyes of the late Det. Egan and his namesake Cardinal Edward Egan, who recently passed, will all be smiling down on New York.

Little Italy's San Gennaro Feast, More Tales From The Godfather by Det. Sonny Grosso, and an 'Offer He Can't Refuse!'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso, who received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor award in 1997 alongside former president Bill Clinton, recalls what his own immigrant family used to tell him as a kid.

The Real-to-Reel Life of Former NYPD Detective and TV/Movie Producer Sonny Grosso Keeps on Rolling

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

In 1977 highly decorated former NYPD detective Sonny Grosso wrote and published a book called Murder at the Harlem Mosque, about the events that he personally witnessed on April 14, 1972, at the mosque located at 102 West 116 Street. Four decades on, that event is back in the news.

Det. Sonny Grosso, Joe DiMaggio and an Ongoing Love Affair With the Yankees

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In his upcoming memoir, Harlem to Hollywood: My Real to Reel Life, Grosso spins larger-than-life tales about his on-going love of the Yankees.

Det. Sonny Grosso, Wise Guys and Tales From The Godfather

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Forty-two years ago, the Oscar-winning saga about a fictional crime family was released nationally. Sonny Grosso had been hired by The Godfather's director Francis Ford Coppola to also help with the real challenges of filming the mafia family saga in New York.

The Oscars and the Night That Jack Nicholson Came to Harlem to Eat Macaronis With Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso says Jack's visit sent Rao's influential clientele into a tizzy but what was so heart-warming was that Nicholson himself had presented the Best Picture Oscar to The French Connection's producer Phil D'Antoni back at the 44th Academy Awards.

How This Real Life NYPD Detective Influenced Some of Today's Biggest TV Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

From Nietzschean philosophizing cops (McConaughey) to a female Ranger, cop shows have come a long way from Dragnet's Jack Webb (1951-59) droning his catchphrase, "All we want are the facts, ma'am..."