THE SOPRANOS star James Gandolfini is set to be inducted into his old university's hall of fame on 1 May (04).

The actor is one of 11 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY alumni to be named for this year's (04) special honour from the New Jersey institution.

CAL MARADONNA, associate vice president of alumni relations, says, "In the entertainment world, James Gandolfini is probably the most recognisable Rutgers graduate. The acting world has recognised him for his talent. He's a great actor."

Gandolfini has made commercials and appeared in billboard advertisements for the school's athletics program.

22/04/2004 02:55