Remembering James Gandolfini and His Character’s Bowdoin Ties (New York Times)

The June 15-28, 2009, issue of "TV Guide" included "College," an episode of HBO's "The Sopranos," in its list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time." The episode involved a father-daughter visit to Bowdoin.

The June 15-28, 2009, issue of "TV Guide" included "College," an episode of HBO's "The Sopranos," in its list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time." The episode involved a father-daughter visit to Bowdoin.

Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini, perhaps best known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos, died Wednesday while traveling in Rome from what may have been a heart attack; he was 51. In its first season, the show wove Bowdoin into an ongoing storyline that dealt with daughter Meadow Soprano’s search for the perfect college. TV Guide counted the episode, “College,” among “TV’s Top 100 Episodes of All Time.” Read more about the Bowdoin-Sopranos connection.

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