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Apr292014

Italian American Actors And Then Some


 To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Italian American actors or must have references showing they are Italian American actors and are notable. As discussed in the 2005 book Hollywood Italians by Peter E. Bondanella, as well as numerous other sources, Italian-American actors have made a significant impact. The Guild of Italian American Actors was founded in 1937.[6]

The list is organized chronologically, listing Italian American actors by birth date periods.

Contents

   

1990s

1980s

1970s

1960s

  • ·         Adam Alexi-Malle (born 1964) Italian-born film, television and theatre actor, musician and singer
  • ·         Kristian Alfonso (born 1964) soap opera actress, Days of our Lives[71]
  • ·         Jennifer Aniston (born 1969) Italian maternal great-grandfather (Friends)
  • ·          (born 1960) television actor, brother of Michael Badalucco (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Scott Baio (born 1961) television actor (Happy Days, Charles In Charge)[72]
  • ·         Matt Battaglia (born 1965) Italian father and Anglo-American mother – actor[73]
  • ·         Maria Bello (born 1967) Italian father and Polish mother – Academy Award-nominated film               actress[74]
  • ·         Michael Bergin 
  • ·         Valerie Bertinelli (born 1960) Italian father and Anglo-American mother – actress (One Day At           A Time)[75]
  • ·         Traci Bingham (born 1968) 25% Italian, 25% African-American and 50% Native American –               actress and model
  • ·         Jon Bon Jovi (Bongiovi) (born 1962) of Sicilian, Slovak, German, Russian ancestry – singer              and film actor[76]
  • ·         David Boreanaz (born 1969) Italian father and part Slovak mother – television actor (Buffy             The Vampire Slayer, Angel)[77]
  • ·         Nicolas Cage (Coppola) (born 1964) Italian father and part German mother – 5 Academy                 Award-winning actor, director, and producer[78]
  • ·         Christy Canyon (born 1966) Armenian-Italian descent — pornographic actress[79]
  • ·         Steve Carell (Caroselli) (born 1962) paternal grandfather of Italian ancestry – film actor (The           40-Year-Old Virgin)
  • ·         Adam Carolla (born 1964), of half Italian ancestry, comedian – actor and host of the Adam               Carolla Show
  • ·         Max Casella (Deitch) (born 1967) Italian mother and Jewish father – film/television actor                 (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Federico Castelluccio (born 1964) Italian-born actor (The Sopranos)[80]
  • ·         Robin Christopher (Di Cristoforo) (born 1966) soap opera actress[81]
  • ·         Alicia Coppola (born 1968) actress
  • ·         Roman Coppola (born 1965) Italian-American father – film actor, son of Francis Ford Coppola
  • ·         Dan Cortese (born 1967) son of Sicilian parents – television actor
  • ·         Lee Curreri (born 1961) actor, music composer and singer
  • ·         Michael DeLuise (born 1969) Italian father and Italian-German mother – film actor (Encino              Man)
  • ·         Peter DeLuise (born 1966) Italian father and Italian-German mother – television actor (21               Jump Street)
  • ·         Donna D'Errico (born 1968) Italian father and Anglo-American mother – actress and                         model[citation needed]
  • ·         Vin Diesel (born 1967), has Italian and African-American ancestry – film actor (Pitch Black)[82][83]
  • ·         Illeana Douglas (born 1965) mother of Italian ancestry – film actress[84]
  • ·         Edie Falco (born 1963) Italian father and Swedish/English mother – actress (The Sopranos)[85]
  • ·         Jon Favreau (born 1966) mostly Italian and some French-Canadian father, and Jewish                     mother – actor and director (Rocky Marciano)[86]
  • ·         Adam Ferrara (born 1966) television actor and comedian
  • ·         Linda Fiorentino (born 1960) film actress (The Last Seduction)[87]
  • ·         Matthew Fox (born 1966) maternal grandfather was of Italian descent – actor (Lost)
  • ·         Vincent Gallo (born 1961) independent film actor and director (Goodfellas)[88]
  • ·         James Gandolfini (1961–2013) film/television actor (The Sopranos)[89]
  • ·         Janeane Garofalo (born 1964) Italian father and Irish mother – stand-up comedian, actress,           and political activist[90]
  • ·         Paul Giamatti (born 1967) paternal grandfather of Italian ancestry – Academy Award-                     nominated film actor[91]
  • ·         Richard Grieco (born 1965) actor Italian father and Irish mother
  • ·         Anthony Michael Hall (born 1968) 25% Italian, 75% Irish – film/television actor, former teen             star[92]
  • ·         Carlo Imperato 
  • ·         Michael Imperioli (born 1966) film/television actor (The Sopranos)[93]
  • ·         Ashley Judd (Ciminella) (born 1968) Italian-American paternal grandfather – film actor
  • ·         Artie Lange (born 1967) 50% Italian, 25% German and 25% Native American –                               film/television actor, stand up comedian and radio personality[94]
  • ·         Matt LeBlanc (born 1967) Italian mother – television actor (Friends)[95]
  • ·         John Leguizamo (born 1964) Italian, Puerto Rican, and Colombian descent – actor (Ice Age)
  • ·         Téa Leoni (Pantaleoni) (born 1966) Italian great-grandfather – actress
  • ·         Louis Lombardi (born 1968) film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Ralph Macchio (born 1961) father of Italian and Greek descent, mother of Italian ancestry –             film actor (The Karate Kid)[96]
  • ·         Dylan McDermott (born 1961) mother of Italian and English descent, and father of Irish                   ancestry – film/television actor (The Practice)
  • ·         Tim McGraw (born 1967) 25% Italian blood – actor and country music singer[97]
  • ·         Christopher Meloni (born 1961) Italian father and French Canadian mother – television actor            (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz)[98]
  • ·         Sofia Milos (born 1965) Italian father and a Greek mother – actress
  • ·         Katherine Narducci (born 1965) film/television actress (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Danny Nucci (born 1968) Italian father and Moroccan mother – film actor (Crimson Tide)[citation needed]
  • ·         Erik Palladino (born 1968) Italian father and Armenian mother – actor (ER)[99]
  • ·         Ellen Pompeo (born 1969) paternal grandfather was Italian (Grey's Anatomy)
  • ·         Natalie Raitano 
  • ·         Norman Reedus (born 1969) Italian grandmother
  • ·         Lisa Rinna (born 1963) television actress
  • ·         Michael Rispoli (born 1960) actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Mark Ruffalo (born 1967) Italian father and mother – critically acclaimed film actor, (Just Like          Heaven, 13 Going On 30)[101]
  • ·         Laura San Giacomo (born 1962) actress (Just Shoot Me)[102]
  • ·         Al Sapienza (born 1962) actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Mia Sara (born 1967) actress ("Legend")
  • ·         Glenn Scarpelli (born 1966) Italian American – actor ("One Day At A Time")
  • ·         Annabella Sciorra (born 1964) film/television actress (Jungle Fever)[103]
  • ·         Nick Scotti (born 1966) actor, model and singer[104]
  • ·         Matt Servitto (born 1965) Italian father and Irish mother – television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Brooke Shields 
  • ·         Mira Sorvino (born 1967) Italian father and Anglo-American mother – Academy Award-                     winning actress, daughter of Paul Sorvino[105]
  • ·         Vincent Spano (born 1962) film actor (Brooklyn State of Mind)
  • ·         Gwen Stefani (born 1969) Italian father and part Irish mother – singer, fashion designer                 and actress[106]
  • ·         Quentin Tarantino (born 1963) part Italian – film director and actor (Pulp Fiction)[citation needed]
  • ·         Marisa Tomei (born 1964) Academy Award-winning film actress (My Cousin Vinny)[107]
  • ·         Christine Tucci (born 1967) actress, sister of Stanley Tucci (Another World)
  • ·         Stanley Tucci (born 1960) film/television actor (Shall We Dance)[108]
  • ·         Aida Turturro (born 1962) actress, cousin of John Turturro (The Sopranos)[109]
  • ·         Nicholas Turturro (born 1962) film actor, brother of John Turturro (Jungle Fever, The Longest             Yard)
  • ·         Lenny Venito (born 1968) film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         John Ventimiglia (born 1963) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Kate Walsh (born 1967) Italian mother

1950s

  • ·         Ray Abruzzo (born 1954) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Sharon Angela (born 1958) television actress (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Michael Badalucco (born 1954) film actor (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
  • ·         Danny Bonaduce (born 1959) Italian father – television actor (The Partridge Family)[110]
  • ·         Elizabeth Bracco (born 1959) Italian father and mother of French descent – television                     actress (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Lorraine Bracco (born 1954) Italian father and mother of French descent – Academy Award-           nominated actress (The Sopranos, Goodfellas)[111]
  • ·         Steve Buscemi (born 1957) Italian father and part Irish mother – actor (Fargo, Reservoir Dogs)[112]
  • ·         Joseph Cali (born 1950) film actor (Saturday Night Fever)
  • ·         Carl Capotorto (born 1959) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         David Caruso (born 1956) Italian father and Irish mother – film/television actor (CSI: Miami)[113]
  • ·         Vincent Curatola (born 1953) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Beverly D'Angelo (born 1951) father of Italian descent – film actress (Vacation)
  • ·         Tony Danza (born 1951) actor/talk show host (Who's The Boss, Family Law)[114]
  • ·         Robert Davi (born 1951) film actor (The Goonies)
  • ·         Michael DeLorenzo (born 1959) Italian father and Puerto Rican mother – television/film actor           (New York Undercover)
  • ·         Vincent D'Onofrio (born 1959) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor and director (Full           Metal Jacket, Law and Order: Criminal Intent)[115][116]
  • ·         Giancarlo Esposito (born 1958) Italian father and African-American mother – film actor[117]
  • ·         Lou Ferrigno (born 1951) bodybuilder and actor (The Hulk)[118]
  • ·         Robert Funaro (born 1959) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Joseph Gannascoli (born 1959) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Dan Grimaldi (born 1950) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Robert Hegyes (1951–2012) television actor (Welcome Back, Kotter) Italian-American mother,           Hungarian-American father[119]
  • ·         Hulk Hogan (Terry Gino Bollea) (born 1953) 50% Italian wrestler
  • ·         Anjelica Huston (born 1951) mother of Italian descent and father of English, Irish, and                     Scottish descent – film actress (Prizzi's Honor)
  • ·         Renée Jones (born 1958) Italian mother and African-American father – soap opera actress              (Days of our Lives)
  • ·         Cyndi Lauper (born 1953) Italian mother and Swiss/German father – singer and actress- (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)[120]
  • ·         Jay Leno (born 1950) Italian-American father and Scottish mother – comedian, former actor,           known as host of The Tonight Show[121]
  • ·         Madonna (Ciccone) (born 1958) father of Italian ancestry and mother of French-Canadian               ancestry – singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, entertainer (Dick Tracy)[122]
  • ·         Ed Marinaro (born 1950) actor and former football player[123]
  • ·         Chazz Palminteri (born 1952) film actor (A Bronx Tale)[124]
  • ·         Joe Pantoliano (born 1951) film/television actor (The Sopranos)[125]
  • ·         Joe Penny (born 1956) Italian mother and English father– television actor
  • ·         Joe Piscopo (born 1951) actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)[126]
  • ·         Jon Polito (born 1950) Italian father and Anglo-American mother[citation needed] – actor (The             Honeymooners)
  • ·         Ray Romano (born 1957) actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond)[114]
  • ·         Isabella Rossellini (born 1952) Italian father and Swedish mother – actress, filmmaker,                   author, philanthropist, model[127]
  • ·         James Russo (born 1953) film/television actor (Donnie Brasco)
  • ·         Rene Russo (born 1954) Italian father and Italian maternal grandfather – film actress/model          (Lethal Weapon 3, The Thomas Crown Affair)[128]
  • ·         Randy Savage (Randall Mario Poffo) (1952–2011) Italian father and Jewish mother –                       wrestler and actor
  • ·         Jack Scalia (born 1950) film/television actor (The Genius Club)
  • ·         Steve Schirripa (born 1957) television actor and writer (The Sopranos) – father of Italian                 descent, and mother of Jewish descent[129]
  • ·         Connie Sellecca (Sellecchia) (born 1955) actress[130]
  • ·         Gary Sinise (born 1955) 25% Italian ancestry – actor (CSI: NY)[citation needed]
  • ·         Joseph Siravo (born 1958) film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Rocco Sisto (born 1953) Italian-born actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Frank Sivero (LoGiudice) (born 1952) Italian-born actor (Goodfellas)
  • ·         John Travolta (born 1954) Italian-American father and Irish-American mother – Academy                 Award-nominated actor, singer, dancer (Grease, Saturday Night Fever)[131]
  • ·         John Turturro (born 1957) actor, cousin of Aida Turturro (The Good Shepherd, The Bronx Is               Burning)
  • ·         Steven Van Zandt (Lento) (born 1950) musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer,                   actor, and disc jockey (The Sopranos)[132]
  • ·         Vinny Vella (born 1950) actor and part time comedian[133]
  • ·         Diane Venora (born 1952) actress (Italian-American father)
  • ·         Pia Zadora (born 1954) Broadway actress – Italian father, Polish mother
  • ·         Chuck Zito (born 1957) member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, amateur boxer,           martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman and actor[134]

1940s

  • ·         Marc Alaimo (born 1942) television/film actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)[135]
  • ·         Carmen Argenziano (born 1943) TV and film actor
  • ·         Armand Assante (born 1949) Italian father and Irish mother – film/television actor (Mambo               Kings)[136]
  • ·         Joy Behar (Josephina Ochiuto) (born 1943) actress, comedian, co-host of The View[137]
  • ·         Linda Bove (born 1945) deaf actress who requires sign language (Sesame Street)
  • ·         Tony Darrow (Borgese) (born 1946) film/television actor
  • ·         Robert De Niro (born 1943) 25% Italian ancestry – two time Academy Award-winning                       American film actor, director, producer and founder of the Tribeca Film Festival (Goodfellas)[138]
  • ·         Danny DeVito (born 1944) actor, director, Oscar nominated producer (Matilda)[139]
  • ·         Dennis Farina (1944–2013) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor (Get Shorty)[140]
  • ·         Annette Funicello (1942–2013) actress, was Walt Disney's most popular Mouseketeer[114]
  • ·         Bruno Kirby (Quidaciolu) (1949–2006) son of Sicilian parents[citation needed] – film actor (The             Godfather II)
  • ·         Adrienne La Russa (born 1948) actress (Days of our lives)
  • ·         Dan Lauria (born 1947) TV and film actor
  • ·         Susan Lucci (born 1948) 50% Italian and part Swedish- Daytime Emmy Award winning                    actress, who has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" and "The Queen of Daytime"[141]
  • ·         Patti LuPone (born 1949) singer and actress[142]
  • ·         Joe Mantegna (born 1947) film/television actor (The Godfather III)[114]
  • ·         Penny Marshall (Masciarelli) (born 1942) Italian-American father and part Scottish mother –             actress, producer and director, sister of Garry Marshall[143]
  • ·         Patty McCormack, born Patricia Ellen Russo (born 1945), Italian father and Irish                                 mother[citation needed] – actress (The Bad Seed)
  • ·         Liza Minnelli (born 1946) great-grandfather of Italian ancestry – singer and actress
  • ·         Arthur Nascarella (born 1942) son of Sicilian parents – film/ television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Don Novello (born 1943) Italian father and Irish mother – film/television actor and comedian           (Saturday Night Live)
  • ·         Al Pacino (born 1940) son of Sicilian parents – Academy Award-winning film actor (The                     Godfather)[114]
  • ·         Vincent Pastore (born 1946) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor, often cast as a mobster (The Sopranos)[144]
  • ·         Frank Pellegrino (born 1942) television actor
  • ·         Joe Pesci (born 1943) Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and singer who is often typecast as a violent mobster or funnyman (Goodfellas, Casino)[145]
  • ·         Bernadette Peters (Lazzara) (born 1948) actress and singer[146]
  • ·         Ann Prentiss (Ragusa) (born 1941) film/television actress – sister of Paula Prentiss, father of           Italian ancestry
  • ·         Michael Richards (born 1949) mother of Italian ancestry – television actor (Seinfeld)
  • ·         Tommy Rettig (1941–1996) Italian-American mother and Jewish Father – television actor                 (Lassie)
  • ·         Susan Sarandon (born 1946) mother of Italian ancestry – Academy Award-winning film                   actress (Thelma and Louise)[147]
  • ·         Vincent Schiavelli (1948–2005) film actor
  • ·         Talia Shire (born 1946) film actress, sister of Francis Ford Coppola (Rocky)[148]
  • ·         Nancy Sinatra (born 1940) singer and actress, daughter of Frank Sinatra[149]
  • ·         Tony Sirico (born 1942) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Bruce Springsteen (born 1949) 50% Italian, 25% Irish and part Dutch – singer and                         actor[150]
  • ·         Sylvester Stallone (born 1946) film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Rocky), father           Italian immigrant[151]
  • ·         Victoria Vetri (born 1944) model and actress[152]
  • ·         Burt Young (DeLuise) (born 1940) film actor (Rocky)

1930s

  • ·          (born 1939) Oscar-winner for Best Actor (mother of Italian descent)
  • ·         Frank Adonis (born 1935) long term character actor
  • ·         Danny Aiello (born 1933) film/television actor[153]
  • ·         Alan Alda 
  • ·         Frankie Avalon (Avallone) (born 1939) actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s[154]
  • ·         Anne Bancroft (Italiano) (1931–2005) Academy Award-winning actress[155]
  • ·         Robert Blake  Baretta, and for being found not guilty of the murder of wife Bonnie Lee                     Bakley[156]
  • ·         Joseph Bologna (born 1934) film/television actor[157]
  • ·         Sonny Bono (1935–1998) son of Sicilian parents- actor and pop singer (Airplane II)
  • ·         Victor Buono (1938–1982) Italian father and German mother – film and television actor, poet
  • ·         Carmine Caridi (born 1934) film actor (The Godfather Part III)
  • ·          (1933–1988) film actor (The Godfather)
  • ·         John Cazale (1935–1978) film actor (The Godfather), father of Italian descent and mother of              Irish ancestry[158]
  • ·         Dominic Chianese (born 1931) television actor (The Sopranos)[159]
  • ·         Sam Coppola (born 1935) film/television actor
  • ·         Bobby Darin (Cassoto) (1936–1973) actor, singer and one of the most popular rock and roll           American teen idols of the 1950s, maternal grandfather was of Italian ancestry, unclear who           Darin's biological father was[160]
  • ·         James Darren (Ercolani) (born 1936) television and film actor, television director, and                       singer[161]
  • ·         Dom DeLuise (1933–2009) comic actor[162]
  • ·         Connie Francis (Franconero) (born 1938) actress and pop singer, known for her 1957 hit                "Who's Sorry Now?"[163]
  • ·         Ben Gazzara (1930–2012) son of Sicilian parents, film/television actor[164]
  • ·         Morgana King (born 1930) (Maria Grazia Morgana Messina DeBerardini) daughter of Sicilian             parents- film actress (The Godfather)
  • ·         Frank Langella (born 1938) stage, film and television actor
  • ·         Richard Libertini (born 1933) an American stage, film and television actor known for playing             numerous character roles (Popeye)
  • ·         Robert Loggia (born 1930) son of Sicilian parents- film actor
  • ·         Garry Marshall (Masciarelli) (born 1934) Italian-American father and part Scottish mother—             actor, director, and writer – brother of Penny Marshall[165]
  • ·         Sal Mineo (1939–1976) son of Sicilian parents- actor and theater director, famous for his                 Academy Award-nominated performance opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause[166]
  • ·         Tony Musante (1936–2013), stage, television, and film actor[167]
  • ·         Paula Prentiss (Ragusa) (born 1938) film actress, father of Italian ancestry[168]
  • ·         Alex Rocco (Petricone) (born 1936) film actor (The Godfather)
  • ·         Reni Santoni (born 1939) 50% Italian, 25% French and 25% Spanish- film actor (Dirty Harry)
  • ·         John Saxon (Orrico) (born 1936) film actor
  • ·         Paul Sorvino (born 1939) actor, father of Mira Sorvino[169]
  • ·         Joe Spinell (Spagnulo) (1936–1989) film actor (The Godfather II)
  • ·         Connie Stevens (Ingolia) (born 1938) Italian father and Irish mother – actress and                         singer[170]
  • ·         Brenda Vaccaro (born 1939) tv and movie actress
  • ·         Frankie Valli (Castelluccio) (born 1934) singer and actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Frank Vincent (Gattuso) (born 1939) film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • ·         Joe Viterelli (1937–2004) film actor (Shallow Hal)

1920s

  • ·         Kaye Ballard (Balotta) (born 1925) stage and television actress[171]
  • ·         Billy Barty (Bertanzetti) (1924–2000) film actor[172]
  • ·         Tony Bennett (Benedetto) (born 1926) popular music, standards, jazz singer and actor (The            Oscar)[173]
  • ·         Joseph Campanella (born 1927) actor
  • ·         Pat Cooper (Pasquale Caputo) (born 1929) film actor and comedian
  • ·         Richard Crenna (1926–2003) film actor (First Blood)[156]
  • ·         Cesare Danova (1926–1992) 75% Italian and 25% Swiss[citation needed] – film actor                         ("Cleopatra")
  • ·         Vince Edwards (Zoino) (1928–1996) actor, director, and singer[156]
  • ·         Sergio Franchi (1926–1990) Italian-born film, television and theatre actor, musician and                   singer
  • ·         Anthony Franciosa (Papaleo) (1928–2006) film/television actor, often billed as "Tony                        Franciosa"[174]
  • ·         Vincent Gardenia (Scognamiglia) (1922–1992) stage, film, and television actor[175]
  • ·          (1923–1995) actor and Broadway playwright[176]
  • ·         Harry Guardino (1925–1995) actor
  • ·         Mario Lanza (Alfredo Cocozza) (1921–1959) tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed             success in the late 1940s and 1950s[177]
  • ·         Al Lettieri (1928–1975) film/television actor (The Godfather)[178]
  • ·         Al Martino (1927–2009) son of Sicilian parents – actor and singer (The Godfather)
  • ·         Lenny Montana (Passofaro) (1926–1992) wrestler turned film and television actor who                   featured in several films and tv shows in the 1970s and early 1980s
  • ·         Paul Picerni (born 1922) film actor (To Hell and Back)
  • ·         Aldo Ray (DaRe) (1926–1991) actor
  • ·         Tom Rosqui (born 1928) Italian father and Spanish mother – actor (The Godfather)
  • ·         Dick Van Patten (born 1928) mother of Italian ancestry – TV actor
  • ·         Guy Williams (Armando Catalano) (1924–1989) son of Sicilian parents – film actor

1910s

  • ·         Robert Alda (Alfonso Roberto D'Abruzzo) (1914–1986) actor, father of Alan Alda[156]
  • ·         John Beradino 
  • ·         Ernest Borgnine (Borgnino) (1917–2012) Academy Award-winning actor[156]
  • ·         Frank Campanella (1919–2006) son of Sicilian parents – actor
  • ·         Anthony Caruso (1916–2003) film/television actor
  • ·         Adriana Caselotti (1916–1997) actress known for providing the voice behind the lead                     character in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs[179]
  • ·         Richard Conte (1910–1975) film actor[156]
  • ·         Ann Corio (1914–1999) burlesque ecdysiast and actress[180]
  • ·         Dean Martin (Crocetti) (1917–1995) actor/singer, member of the Rat Pack[156]
  • ·         Victor Mature 
  • ·         Frank Sinatra (1915–1998) son of Sicilian parents- actor and singer who many consider to be one of the finest male popular song vocalists of all time[177]

 

1900s

  • ·         Don Ameche (Amici) (1908–1993) 50% Italian, actor and director[181]
  • ·         Argentina Brunetti (1907–2005) actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
  • ·         Iron Eyes Cody (Espera Decorti) (1907–1999) son of Sicilian parents – actor, frequently                   played Native Americans[182]
  • ·         Russ Columbo (1908–1934) singer, violinist and actor, perhaps most famous for his                         signature tune, "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love", and the legend surrounding his                 early death[183]
  • ·         Lou Costello  Abbott and Costello[184]

1890s

  • ·         Frank Capra (1897–1991) a Sicilian born actor and director (It's a Wonderful Life)
  • ·         Jimmy Durante (1893–1980) actor and singer
  • ·         Rudolph Valentino (1895–1926) born Rodolfo Alfonso Rafaello Piero Filiberto Gugliemi di                   Valentina, Hollywood's first sex symbol and the first "Latin Lover" (Italian father, Giovanni               Antonio Giuseppe Fedele Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla, and French mother, Marie                 Berta Gabrielle Barbin; Valentino was born in Italy)

1880s

  • ·         Henry Armetta 
  • ·         Giuseppina Morlacchi (1846–1886) ballerina and dancer, performing in western drama                     including Scouts of the Prairie and Buffalo Bill's Wild West
  • ·         Rafaela Ottiano (1888–1942) stage and film actress
  • ·          (1882–1953) actor, screenwriter and film director

Non-Italian American actors

Voice actors

See also

References

  • ·         Peter Bogdanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, New York: The Continuum IPG, 2004 – ISBN 0-8264-1544-X
  • ·         Victoria Thomas, Hollywood's Latin Lovers: Latino, Italian, and French Men Who Make the Screen Smolder, Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 1998 - ISBN 1-8833-1841-6
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