Turning Points: Do It For Love

The former Godfather star tells how he dropped out--and then back in

Once I became an actor, there were two things that changed my life dramatically. The first was the death of my sister Barbara. This was in 1981; she was 38 years old. Prior to that, I had taken everything for granted. It was the late '70s, and everything was coming my way. I was riding high. When I lost my sister to leukemia, I was completely devastated and traumatized. Barbara was my best friend and basically the only person I was afraid of. She was a bit of a dictator with me. But she had her door open to everyone; she...

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