Salvatore 'Sonny' Grosso was an television producer and a former police detective.


Grosso and his partner Eddie Egan, and other NYPD detectives, broke up an organized crime ring in 1961 and seized 112 pounds of heroin, a record amount at the time. This case was fictionalised and made into the movie The French Connection.

Director William Friedkin had introduced Grosso to Francis Ford Coppola, who hired him as a technical advisor on The Godfather.[1]

Grosso later went on to become a successful producer.

Notes and references

  1. Jones, Jenny M. (2007). The Annotated Godfather. Black Dog & Leventhal, p. 108. ISBN 1579128114.

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