Robert De Niro's Childhood Photos

The private actor shares rare pictures and memories of his late father

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Updated: Sunday Jun 08, 2014 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Elizabeth McNeil

PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY

New York City, 1944
De Niro's parents, Victoria Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr., separated when he was 2, and his mom raised him. Years later he found out his father was gay. "My mother sort of intimated [it], but he would never say, 'Son, I want you to know . . .' That only happens in the movies. He was private."