In a too-brief career that ended Wednesday at age 51 while he was vacationing in Rome, Actor James Gandolfini can be celebrated for performances on TV, on stage and in films that reached beyond the obvious triumph of "The Sopranos"
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2007 file photo, James Gandolfini throws doubloons as he reigns as king of the Krewe of Bacchus as they roll in their Mardi Gras parade through the Uptown area of New Orleans. Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's \"The Sopranos\" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)