Before finding fame as an actor, Abe Vigoda worked as a printer in his father's print shop.

Vigoda was a skilled athlete and an avid swimmer. He even swam in the Hudson River in his 80s.

Abe Vigoda's birth year was misreported as 1921 for years, leading to confusion about his actual age.

In 1982, People magazine mistakenly reported that Vigoda had passed away, starting a long-running joke about his mortality.

Vigoda held the Guinness World Record for the "most number of times a celebrity has been falsely reported dead."

He was a talented musician and played the saxophone in his youth.

Abe Vigoda was an accomplished poker player, often participating in celebrity poker tournaments.

Vigoda had a passion for painting and even showcased his artwork in galleries.

He was fluent in Yiddish, often using the language to communicate with family and friends.

Vigoda's role in "The Godfather" was his first major film role, and he was 50 years old at the time.

Abe Vigoda's net worth was estimated to be around $10 million at the time of his death.

Abe Vigoda's ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean, as he had a deep connection to water and loved the serenity it brought him.