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‘Sopranos’ actress Denise Borino-Quinn dies at 46

October 30, 2010 |  2:44 pm

Quinn Denise Borino-Quinn, who won a role on the HBO show "The Sopranos" after she attended an open casting call, has died. She was 46.

Borino-Quinn died Wednesday after a long battle with liver cancer, according to the Farmer Funeral Home in Roseland, N.J.

She had no acting experience when she was hired in 2000 to play Ginny Sacrimoni, the wife of a mob boss. The character quickly became popular and was featured in an October 2002 episode.

Borino-Quinn had attended the casting call mostly to support a childhood friend and was shocked when she was hired.

"It has been the greatest ride of my life," she told The Times in 2006. "I don't look at it as work."

-- Associated Press

Photo: Denise Borino-Quinn as Ginny Sacrimoni on "The Sopranos."

Credit: Barry Wetcher / HBO