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Dennis Radesky
American film crew member

Dennis Radesky

Dennis Radesky
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Intro American film crew member
Was Actor Film crew member
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 20 July 1948, New York, NY
Death 25 February 2009, Long Island, New York (aged 60 years)
Star sign Cancer
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Biography

Dennis Radesky (1948 - 2009) was an American film personality. He was a member of the transportation crew for various big name films such as The Silence of the Lambs, Men in Black, Glengarry Glen Ross, and the television series, Sex and the City.

Early life

Dennis Radesky was born on July 20, 1948 in New York, NY.

Career

Radesky made his entry in the show business in 1986, in Jonathan Demme-directed romantic/comedy film, Something Wild. He struck a bond with Jonathan Demme and worked with him in the transportation department in many of his movies including, Married to the Mob (1988,) The Silence of the Lambs (1991,) Philadelphia (1993,) and Beloved (1998.) In Philadelphia, besides a being part of the transportation crew, he also played a minor role of Santa Claus.

In 1992, he worked with James Foley in his widely successful and critically-acclaimed film, Glengarry Glen Ross.

In 2009, he worked on the “Lead” episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The episode was dedicated to him, in his memory –– Radesky had died just two weeks before the episode aired on 10 March 2009.

Personal life

Radesky was married to his wife, Jill. The couple had source children: Kim Carew, Jennifer Graziano, Kristi Plouffe and Denise Radesky.

Death

Radesky died of brain cancer on February 25, 2009 in West Islip, Long Island, New York. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Filmography

YearNameTypeDirectorsWritersStars
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitTV SeriesMariska HargitayChristopher MeloniIce-T
1989She-Devilteamster co-captainSusan SeidelmanFay WeldonBarry StrugatzMeryl StreepRoseanne BarrEd Begley Jr.
1993PhiladelphiaMovieJonathan DemmeTom HanksDenzel WashingtonRoberta Maxwell
1986Something Wildtransportation captainJonathan DemmeJeff DanielsMelanie Griffith
1988Married to the Mobassistant transportation captainJonathan DemmeBarry StrugatzMichelle PfeifferAlec BaldwinPaul Lazar
1989Perfect WitnessTV MovieRobert MandelRon HutchinsonBrian DennehyAidan QuinnStockard Channing
1991The Silence of the Lambstransportation co-captainJonathan DemmeThomas HarrisTed TallyJodie FosterAnthony Hopkins
1992Glengarry Glen Rossteamster co-captainJames FoleyDavid MametDavid MametAl PacinoJack LemmonAlec Baldwin
1993Philadelphiatransportation co-captainJonathan DemmeTom HanksDenzel WashingtonRoberta Maxwell
1996The Mirror Has Two Facestransportation co-captainBarbra StreisandAndré CayatteGérard OuryBarbra StreisandJeff BridgesLauren Bacall
1997Men in Blacktransportation co-captain: New YorkBarry SonnenfeldLowell CunninghamEd SolomonTommy Lee JonesWill SmithLinda Fiorentino
1997A Simple Wishtransportation captain: visual effects unit, New YorkMichael RitchieMartin ShortMara WilsonRobert Pastorelli
1998A Price Above Rubiestransportation co-captainBoaz YakinRenée ZellwegerChristopher EcclestonJulianna Margulies
1998Belovedtransportation captainJonathan DemmeToni MorrisonAkosua BusiaOprah WinfreyDanny Glover
1999Flawlesstransportation co-captainJoel SchumacherRobert De NiroPhilip Seymour HoffmanBarry Miller
2001Vanilla Skytransportation co-captain: New YorkCameron CroweAlejandro AmenábarMateo GilTom CruisePenélope CruzCameron Diaz
Sex and the CityTV SeriesSarah Jessica ParkerKim CattrallKristin Davis
2008Rachel Getting Marrieddriver: Mr. DemmeJonathan DemmeAnne HathawayRosemarie DeWittDebra Winger
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https://web.archive.org/web/20191007003816/https://lawandorder.fandom.com/wiki/Lead
https://web.archive.org/web/20191007003823/https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=dennis-radesky&pid=124674958
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