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Michael Constantine, Actor Known for ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ Dead at 94

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Michael Constantine, the American actor who found countless uses for Windex as the patriarchal restaurant owner in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films, has died at age 94, his representative confirmed on Thursday. Constantine, who won an Emmy Award as a school principal in the 1970s TV series “Room 222,” died peacefully on Aug. 31 of natural causes at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania, with family members at his side, his representative, Julia Buchwald, said in an email, citing his family. Constantine, a heavyset, balding performer, appeared in more than 30 films, dozens of television shows, and on the Broadway stage during a career that stretched back to the 1950s. But he will be best remembered as Kostas “Gus” Portokalos, the old-fashioned, loving, and fiercely proud Greek father of the bride in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the film, said Constantine was …

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