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Ron Palillo
Ron Palillo 1975.jpg
Ron Palillo in 1975
Ronald Gabriel Paolillo[1]

April 2, 1949(1949-04-02)
DiedAugust 14, 2012(2012-08-14) (aged 63)
Other namesRonald G. Paolillo (as illustrator)
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut
Occupationactor, illustrator, playwright
Years active1975–2010
Partner(s)Joseph Gramm (1971–2012; Palillo's death)[2]

Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Palillo (April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012) was an American television and movie actor,[3][4] who is best known for his role as high school student Arnold Dingfelder Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, from 1975 to 1979.[5][6]

Palillo was born in Cheshire, Connecticut on April 2, 1949.[7] He was educated at University of Connecticut. Palillo died on August 14, 2012 from a heart attack in his Palm Beach, Florida home. He was 63 years old. He is survived by his partner of 41 years, Joseph Gramm.


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