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  • Frank Trapani, furniture store owner, co-star of "Special Man" commercials, dies at 83add to reading list  

    Posted on July 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 2:50 PM

    Frank Trapani, the owner of Frankie & Johnny’s Furniture, who co-starred in the store’s offbeat, memorable but often parodied commercials featuring himself and the store’s “Special Man,” died Thursday. He was 83.