The Truth About Greg Antonacci and Annie Potts’ Marriage

By RahulPublished on: April 1, 2024 Updated on: April 2, 2024
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Greg Antonacci was a remarkable figure in the entertainment world, leaving behind a legacy filled with memorable performances. His career spanned decades, during which he made notable appearances in shows like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. Off-screen, Greg was a beloved husband and father, roles he valued above all.

Among the most notable aspects of his life was his marriage to actress Annie Potts, a union that intrigued many of their fans. While many sources say they were indeed married, after careful investigation it seems it was more speculative than confirmed.

This article aims to shed light on his rumored relationship with Annie and his marriage life with his wife, Lynda. Also, we will find out how he died.

Was Greg Annie Potts’ Husband?

The question of whether Antonacci and Annie were a couple has sparked quite a bit of curiosity. Some sources claim they married on June 21st, 1978, and divorced on April 4th, 1979. However, this story gets more complicated as a large number of other sources remain silent on their relationship.

A side by side photo of Greg and Annie
There’s no real prof whether Annie and Greg really were a couple.

An interesting piece of evidence comes from an article in the now-defunct magazine, Working Mothers, which profiled Annie’s life as a working mother. This article detailed her marriages to Stephen Hartley, Scott Senechal, and James Hayman but made no mention of Greg as one of her husbands. Furthermore, Greg’s obituary in the MassapequaPost, a New York-based newspaper, also left out any reference to a marriage between him and Annie.

This mixed bag of information leads to more questions than answers. With some sources affirming their marriage and others omitting it entirely, the true nature of their relationship remains a puzzle.

Greg Antonacci’s Cause of Death

Gregory Gerald passed away at the age of 70 on September 21st, 2017. At the time of his passing, he resided in Massapequa, Nassau County, New York. His death came after a battle with an undisclosed illness, something which his sister-in-law, Maria Costanzo revealed on her Facebook. In the days leading up to his departure, Maria took to Facebook to ask for prayers from friends and family for his speedy recovery.

The specific details of the illness the actor faced were not publicly disclosed, maintaining a level of privacy for him and his family during a challenging time.

Greg’s death occurred exactly one week after the passing of Frank Vincent, who portrayed Phil Leotardo, the boss of Butch DeConcini (played by Greg) on The Sopranos.

His Life at a Glance

Greg was born in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, and had a long career in TV and theater. He worked on a lot of TV shows, including Busting Loose, Brothers, Perfect Strangers, and The Sopranos. He was good at many things behind the scenes and also acted in front of the camera.

As an actor, he played various roles, including the most famous Johnny Torrio in Boardwalk Empire. He also appeared in The Rockford Files, Laverne & Shirley, and the movie The Family in 2013.

Greg wearing a cream suit.
Greg attending an event.

Greg loved theater too. He was involved with the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York in the 1970s. He wrote and acted in a musical called “Dance Wi’ Me,” which was later turned into a Broadway show named Dance With Me.

In 1981, Greg married actress Lynda Costanzo, marking the beginning of a partnership that lasted 36 years until his passing. Lynda was by her husband’s side through the highs and lows of life in the entertainment industry.

Greg is survived by his wife and their three kids. His son Seth and Seth’s wife, Indrini, reside in Queens, their daughter, Beth Ellen Filincieri, and her husband, Sam, live in West Hempstead. Additionally, Bianca Antonacci, another one of his daughters, lives in Los Angeles.

About Author: Rahul

Rahul has been diving into the world of entertainment in niches like celebrity, anime, and health articles since 2016. As a passionate writer, he combines personal experiences with thorough research to create content that's not only informative but also relatable and engaging.