Tony Cacciotti Biography
Tony Cacciotti is an American actor and producer known for My Mom and the Girl (2016), American Gigolo (1980) and Thank God It’s Friday (1978). He is also a former personal trainer to the stars. He got his start lifting weight s as a teen in Spring Grove, PA.
Cacciotti was widely known in the 1970s and ‘80s in Hollywood for toning the likes of John Travolta, Richard Gere, and John Ritter while raking in up to $7,500 per week. Ritter dubbed him “The Lone Re-Arranger” after being impressed by his training skills.
Tony Cacciotti Age
Anthony Cacciotti was born on 12 August 1939 in New York, USA. He is 79 years old as of 2018.
Tony Cacciotti Family
Cacciotti has not shared any information regarding his mother, father, and siblings.
Tony Cacciotti Wife | Tony Cacciotti Valerie Harper
Cacciotti has been married to veteran American veteran actress, Valerie Harper since 8 April 1987. He helped Valerie slim down for the 1979 flick “Chapter Two,” and the pair fell in love.
Tony Cacciotti Children
Cacciotti and Valerie have a daughter, Christina Harper whom they had adopted in 1983 before getting married. Tony also has a son Michael Cacciotti from a previous relationship.
Tony Cacciotti Valerie Harper Illness
Valerie was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. On 6 March 2013, she announced that tests from a January hospital stay revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition in which cancer cells spread into the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain. She added that her doctors had given her as little as three months of life expectancy. Harper’s doctors said they were treating her with chemotherapy in an effort to slow its progress although the disease was reported to be incurable. She said that she was responding well to the treatment in April 2014. Harper was hospitalized in Maine on July 30, 2015, after she fell unconscious. She was taken via medical evacuation to a larger hos[pital for further treatment and was later discharged.
She continued battling cancer with treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2016. She was well enough to appear in a short film, “My Mom and the Girl”, based on the experiences of director/writer Susie Singer Carter, whose mother has Alzheimer’s disease. Harper made a comment on September 2017, saying, ‘She’s on her way to death and quickly’. Now it’s five years instead of three months … I’m going to fight this. I’m going to see away.”
In July 2019, she was on a regimen of “a multitude of medications and chemotherapy drugs” and was experiencing “extreme physical and painful challenges” that require “around the clock, 24/7 care.”
Despite of Cacciotti being told by doctors to put Valerie in Hospice care, he vowed no to. He shared on Harper’s official Facebook page on 23 July 2019, “I have been told by doctors to put Val in Hospice care and I can’t [because of our 40 years of shared commitment to each other] and I won’t because of the amazing good deeds she has graced us with while she’s been here on earth.”
We will continue going forward as long as the powers above allow us, I will do my very best in making Val as comfortable as possible.
There are two special ANGELS on this planet masquerading as humans who live and work together, that have made it possible to have all of Val’s needs taken care of.
For those of you who have been in this position, you will totally understand that “it’s hard letting go.” So as long as I’m able and capable, I’ll be where I belong right beside her.
Many, many thanks for your outpouring of kindness and support.
In earlier July, one of her relatives created a GoFundMe campaign to help offset Harper’s medical expenses.
Tony Cacciotti Valerie Harper Death
Harper died on 30 August 2019 in Los Angeles, this was 8 days after celebrating her 80th birthday.
Tony Cacciotti Net Worth
Cacciotti’s net worth is not yet revealed.
Tony Cacciotti Films
My Mom and the Girl – 2016
Golda’s Balcony – 2007
Hero at Large – 1980
Thank God It’s Friday – 1978
The Longest Yard – 1974