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James Gandolfini inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame

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ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Six cast members of "The Sopranos" will be on hand as the man who played mob boss Tony Soprano is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

James Gandolfini died in Italy last year.

The HBO series' creator, David Chase, is also scheduled to attend Thursday night's event at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

Other inductees include NBC News anchor Brian Williams, jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, chef Alice Waters, author Dorothy Parker, basketball great Patrick Ewing, The Shirelles and former Gov. Jim Florio.

Since 2008, 80 people with ties to New Jersey have been inducted into the web-based hall. They include Bruce Springsteen, Jack Nicholson, Whitney Houston, Toni Morrison, Buzz Aldrin and Yogi Berra.