James Manis

Actor (1939 - 2013)

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James Manis - Sailing into the wild blue yonder

James Manis - Sailing into the wild blue yonder

About James Manis - Actor, Los Angeles, CA

Information About James Manis - Actor, Los Angeles, CA "AKA" Aldo Cella from the classic Cella Lambrusco commercials.

Videos of Actor James Manis after a long and illustrious career in film and television.

Videos of Actor James Manis after a long and illustrious career in film and television.

James Manis as the iconic character Aldo Cella

As the spokesman for Cella Lambrusco for over ten years James Manis played the iconic character Aldo Cella touring the nation spreading liquid cheer.

Friends and family photos - Personal candid shots from the past

Friends and family photos... personal candid shots from the past and work related photos from the film industry and touring the nation as Aldo Cella.

Some of Jimmy's Videos

Some of Jimmy's Aldo Cella commercial videos to bring back memories of smiles and are sure to make you laugh!

 

Cella Wines 1981 TV commercial featuring James Manis

Cella Wines 1982 TV commercial featuring James Manis

Cella Wines 1981 TV commercial featuring James Manis

Sailing awayJAMES (JIMMY) MANIS

Jimmy passed away in Long Beach, California on January 3, 2013, where he lived for the past 29 years with his Wife & life partner Beverlee. Jimmy was 73 years old and is survived by his Step Son Charles (Chuck) Deaver; Adopted Sons, Ralph and Christopher (Chris) Manis: Sisters, Luella Polakis & Georgia Manis; Nieces, Amalia (Amy) Gawley Katherine (Kathy) Deeds, Great Nice, Lia Nicole Schott and Rachel Nicole Gawley; Great Nephew, Cameron Scott Deeds and James Charles Gawley; Great-Great Nephews Cade Michael and Nico Cameron Schott.
 

 

Beverly and Photo of Jimi Manis

New "Celebration of Life Farewell Gallery" added with many photos of Jimi's friends and relatives honoring the life of star actor, husband and father, James (Jimi) Manis. Please feel free to leave a comment or request an account to create your own photo gallery add your photos. Create new account

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Nice job, Ralph. Jimmy would be proud. Laughter was his metier. It was his way of looking at the world, tongue-in-cheek, finding humor in the over-serious, and using humor to deprecate the injustices that others treat with self-righteous anger. Jim's was the broader view, the one that sees our transient window of being as an opportunity to find joy. We clicked from the moment we met in 1968 at the Corner Bistro in NYC's West Village.