By: ISDA Staff
Anthony Martignetti, known for playing a boy in a classic TV commercial who runs home for spaghetti night in Boston’s North End, has died, CBS Boston reports.
The star of the Prince Spaghetti ad was 63 years old.
In the 1969 commercial, Martignetti sprints through the Italian American neighborhood after hearing his mother holler his name from an apartment window.
Mary Fiumara, who played his mother, died in 2016.
Martignetti died suddenly in West Roxbury on Saturday. He had worked as a trial court officer in Dedham.
Anthony Martignetti, star of iconic 1969 Prince Spaghetti commercial, dies at 63 https://t.co/Gp60qZq33u
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 24, 2020
“He’s one in a million. He didn’t see color. He didn’t see race. He didn’t see wealth. He didn’t see status in life,” his brother, Andy Martignetti, said. “He was a man of character and love. He would do anything for anyone. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore. I wish I had some of his attributes. I wish I did.”