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Colorful club host Ubriaco dies at 65 - Clooney mention

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Colorful club host Ubriaco dies at 65 - Clooney mention

Post by Katiedot on Fri Feb 11 2011, 11:34

From Las Vegas Journal Review

Colorful club host Ubriaco dies at 65

Rao's host Robert "Bubbles" Ubriaco is flanked by Caesars Palace centurions Feb. 3 at a farewell party for Cher. Ubriaco died Thursday.

Posted: Feb. 11, 2011

Rao's host Robert "Bubbles" Ubriaco died at Desert Springs Hospital, surrounded by many of his friends. He was hospitalized on Wednesday, after what friends believe was a stroke.

Ubriaco, a 380-pound, old-school New Yorker, had celebrated his 65th birthday two weeks ago in Rao's with friends, including Rao's regular Steve Schirripa of "The Sopranos." Ubriaco grew up around real wiseguys in the same neighborhood as Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri of "A Bronx Tale" fame.

When Rao's decided to put a replica of its legendary East Harlem eatery in Caesars Palace about five years ago, the Pellegrini family hired Ubriaco, who was connected in more ways than one.

He had spent 12 years as a host at Crazy Horse Too, the infamous topless club, which was closed by the feds after the prosecution of a number of figures associated with the joint. Ubriaco got probation.

Ubriaco was working at Crazy Horse Too when he met George Clooney during filming of an "Ocean's Eleven" scene at the club. Over the years, "Bubbles" took delight in shocking friends and patrons by pulling out a weathered photo Clooney signed with an X-rated salutation.

Imagine the big man's joy when he ended up with a cameo in the wildly popular film "The Hangover," in a scene at a bar with Wayne Newton.

A week ago Thursday, Ubriaco was in his glory while facilitating Cher's farewell party for her cast and crew at Rao's. With Cher running 90 minutes late, "Bubbles" chatted with Roman centurions who were waiting to carry Cher into Rao's, ala Cleopatra.

A friend came by and had "Bubbles" pose for a photo with the centurions.

"Say Chucky Cheese," said Ubriaco, his signature line.

It was one of the last photos of the legendary greeter.

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Re: Colorful club host Ubriaco dies at 65 - Clooney mention

Post by melbert on Fri Feb 11 2011, 15:57

"Ubriaco was working at Crazy Horse Too when he met George Clooney during filming of an "Ocean's Eleven" scene at the club. Over the years, "Bubbles" took delight in shocking friends and patrons by pulling out a weathered photo Clooney signed with an X-rated salutation."


and I wonder what this X-rated salutation was???


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Re: Colorful club host Ubriaco dies at 65 - Clooney mention

Post by it's me on Fri Feb 11 2011, 21:13

we will never know
I guess

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