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Joe E. Tata, '90210' Actor, Dies at 85

Joe E. Tata (85), a character actor best known for playing Nat Bussichio in the popular teen drama series "Beverly Hills, 90210," died on Wednesday.

Kelly's GoFundMe page says that he had Alzheimer's disease for a long time before it was officially diagnosed in 2018.

Tata played Nat Bussichio for the entire 10 years that the show was on. In a couple of Season 4 episodes, he even played the character's father, Salvatore.

Kelly Tata wrote on a GoFundMe page, "My father and I will always be grateful for the love and support of family, friends, and fans."

Ian Ziering, who was on "90210," wrote a heartfelt account of his time working with Tata on Instagram.

His first roles on TV were in shows like "Peter Gunn," "General Hospital," "The Outer Limits," "Lost in Space," and "No Time for Sergeants" in the 1960s.

Other shows he was in were "The Rockford Files" and "Batman," both from 1966, which starred Adam West.

A short biography on the Internet Movie Database says that Tata was born on September 13, 1936, in the Bronx neighbourhood of New York City.

Tata died almost two weeks after Denise Dowse, who played Yvonne Teasley, the vice principal of the made-up West Beverly Hills High School, on "Beverly Hills, 90210," died.