List of Italian Americans


List of Italian Americans

This is a list of notable Italian Americans.

See also List of Sicilian Americans

List

Anarchists

*Arturo Giovannitti (1884–1959) union leader and poet
*Sacco and Vanzetti (1891–1927; 1888–1927)
*Carlo Tresca (1879–1943)

Architects

*Vito Acconci
*Pietro Belluschi
*Giorgio Cavaglieri
*Mario J. Ciampi
*Neil Denari
*Romaldo Giurgola
* Michael Manfredi [http://www.weissmanfredi.com/partners.php]
* [http://eng.archinform.net/quellen/83466.htm Giovanni Pasanella] [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,962790,00.html] [http://www.nationalacademy.org/press/pr-na_elect2006.pdf] [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03EFD61F3EF93BA25755C0A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=4]
* [http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawaspec/piomelli.htm M. Rosaria Piomelli]
* [http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/library/Divisions/Architecture/ranalli.html George Ranalli]
*Michael Rotondi
*Mario Salvadori
* Ricardo Scofidio
*Paolo Soleri
*Robert Venturi

Artists

* "For composers and conductors, see List of Italian American entertainers"

Comics artists and cartoonists

*Brian Azzarello - comic book writer
*Joseph Barbera (1911–2006) animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, producer, and co-founder, together with William Hanna, of Hanna-Barbera
*Ivan Brunetti (born 1967) cartoonist and comics-author
*John Buscema (1927–2002) comic-book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s ascendancy into an industry leader and its subsequent expansion to a major pop culture conglomerate
*Greg Capullo (born 1962) comic book artist
*Anthony Flamini (born 1978) comic book writer
*Frank Frazetta (born 1928) one of the world's most influential fantasy and science fiction artists
*Bill Gallo (born 1922) famed cartoonist and newspaperman
*Dick Giordano (born 1932) comic book artist and editor
*Frank Giacoia (1925–1989) comic book artist
*Carmine Infantino (born 1925) comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books
*Walter Lantz (1900–1994) cartoonist and animator, known for founding the Walter Lantz Studio and creating Woody Woodpecker
*Bob Montana (1920–1975) comic strip artist who created the characters that launched Archie Comics
*Joe Orlando (1927–1998) illustrator, writer, editor and cartoonist
*Jimmy Palmiotti - writer and artist of various comics, games and film
*Leo Politi (1908–1996) artist and author who wrote and illustrated some 20 children's books
*John Romita, Sr. (born 1930) comic book artist known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man
*Don Rosa (born 1951) comic book artist for Disney Comics.
*Eric Stefani (born 1967) pop musician, former Simpsons animator, and Grammy-nominated composer and writer
*Jim Valentino (born 1952) writer, penciler and editor of comic books
*Gerard Way (born 1977) comic book writer, also notable for being the frontman of the American rock band My Chemical Romance.

Digital artists/illustrators

*William C. Cesaroni - founder of Cesaroni Design
*Rich DiSilvio (born 1957) illustrator, photographer, fine artist, digital artist, web designer, new media developer, architectural designer and writer
*Fred Marcellino (1939–2001) illustrator

Painters

*Ettore DeGrazia
*Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922–1993) abstract expressionist, father of actor Robert De Niro, Jr.
*Robert Longo
*Frank Stella (born 1936) painter and printmaker
*Joseph Stella (1877–1946) futurist painter known for his depictions of industrial America

Photographers

*Severo Antonelli (1907-1995) legendary figure in Philadelphia Italian American history and the subject of one of the largest ever one-man shows at the Smithsonian Institution
*Justin Guariglia (1974-) photographer and contributing editor to "National Geographic Traveler", and a regular contributor to "Smithsonian Magazine"
*Luis Marden (1913–2003) photographer, explorer, writer, filmmaker, diver, navigator, and linguist who worked for National Geographic Magazine
*Francesco Scavullo (1921–2004) fashion photographer known for his work on the covers of Cosmopolitan Magazine and his celebrity portraits
*Mario Sorrenti (born 1971) fashion photographer

culptors

*Vincent Cavallaro
*Jasper D'Ambrosi
*John DeAndrea
*Mark di Suvero
* Virginio Ferrari
*Corrado Parducci
*Piccirilli Brothers
*Italo Scanga, Neo-Dadaist

Business

* "See List of Italian American business people"

Criminals

* See List of Italian American mobsters

Entertainers

*"See List of Italian American entertainers"

Actors

*"See List of Italian American actors"

Inventors

*Giuseppe Mario Bellanca
*Enea Bossi
*Gerard J. Foschini
*Domingo Ghirardelli
*The Jacuzzi family developed the deep well water pump that led to the famous whirlpool bath.
*Antonio Meucci (born 1808) credited by the Congress of the United States with the invention of the telephone.
*Lorenzo Ponza
*Francis Rogallo, engineer at NASA, designed the Rogallo wing, which found its greatest success in hang gliders and kites.
*Andrew Toti
*Dr. Andrew Viterbi (born 1935), billionaire, cofounder of Qualcomm, inventor of the Viterbi algorithm
*Frank Zamboni

Jurists

*Samuel Alito (born 1950), Supreme Court Associate Justice.
*Vincent Bugliosi (born 1934), successfully prosecuted Charles Manson and is also an expert on the John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy assassinations.
*Ann Marie Calabria, judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
*Frank Caprio, Chief Judge of the Providence Municipal Court.
*William J. Castagna, Judge on the United States District Court.
*Antonin Scalia (born 1936), Supreme Court Associate Justice.
*John Sirica, judge most famous for presiding over the Watergate hearings.

Law enforcers

*Joseph Arpaio (born 1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a law enforcement officer, most notably as the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio was the child of immigrants from Naples, Italy.
*Joseph Pistone, undercover FBI agent who pretended to be mobster Donnie Brasco and infiltrated the Bonanno organized crime family, leading to dozens of indictments and convictions.
*Louis Freeh (born 1950 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton to be the Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The United States Senate confirmed him on August 6, 1993 and he served as FBI Director from September 1, 1993 until he resigned on June 25, 2001 just short of the official end of his 10-year term.
*Rudolph Giuliani Early career was a US Attorney in S.D.N.Y., prosecuting high-profile cases, including Cosa Nostra cases
*Frank Serpico
*Joe Petrosino, NYCPD Lieutenant in charge of the Italian Squad, an elite corps of Italian-American detectives formed to fight the Mafia.

Media

*Melissa Anelli, resident of Staten Island, journalist at Staten Island Advance and webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron.
*Maria Bartiromo, financial reporter.
*David Brancaccio, journalist.
*Harry Caray (1914–1998), born Harry Christopher Carabina, sports broadcaster, did play-by-play for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and (most famously) the Chicago Cubs. "Cubs win! Cubs win!"
*Matt Casamassina, video game journalist working for IGN.
*Danny Casolaro
*Igor Cassini, journalist.
*Anthony Cumia, Anthony of Opie and Anthony show.
*Rick Francona, NBC military analyst.
*Ann Nocenti is a journalist, writer and editor known for her work on comic books and magazines.
*Generoso Pope Jr. (1927–1988) was the founder of The National Enquirer.
*Mark Ronchetti is a newscaster on Portland, Oregon's KOIN TV station, which is an affiliate of CBS. Ronchetti is Italian American of Sicilian descent.
*Elaine Sciolino, Paris bureau chief of "The New York Times"

Military

*Sgt. John Basilone, USMC, a Medal of Honor recipient of WW II.
*Lieutenant General Peter W. Chiarelli
*Lt Col Rick Francona, U S Air Force officer
*Major Don Gentile, Dominic Salvatore Gentile (1920–1951) was a U S Air Force officer.
*Edmund P. Giambastiani, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
*Lieutenant General Raymond T. Odierno-responsible for capturing Saddam Hussein 13 December 2003.
*Peter Pace, USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
*Antonio Pierro, who lived to be one of the oldest surviving veterans of World War I.
*Joseph L. Romano
*Humbert Roque Versace, United States Army officer and POW, Vietnam.
*Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC, former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
*Col. Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Civil War Union Cavalry officer, and Medal of Honor recipient.
*Trumpeter Giovanni Martini, only White man to leave the site of the Battle of the Little Big Horn alive.

Politicians

* See List of Italian American politicians by state

Diplomats

*Luigi R. Einaudi

Governors and former governors

*John Baldacci, governor of Maine
*Donald Carcieri, governor of Rhode Island
*Argeo Paul Cellucci (born 1948), former governor of Massachusetts
*Mario Cuomo (born 1932), former governor of New York
*Edward D. DiPrete, former governor of Rhode Island
*James Florio, former governor of New Jersey (1990–1994)
*Foster Furcolo, former governor of Massachusetts (1957–1961)
*Ella T. Grasso (1919–1981) first woman to be elected governor of a state without succeeding her husband
*Andrew H. Longino, former governor of Mississippi
*Janet Napolitano, governor of Arizona
*John Orlando Pastore, former governor of Rhode Island
*William Paca, signer of the American Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, governor of Maryland, Federal District Judge
*George Pataki, governor of New York, half-Italian
*Al Smith, former governor of New York (1919–1921; 1923–1929), real surname Ferrara
*John A. Volpe, governor of Massachusetts (1961–1963; 1965–1969)

Mayors and former mayors

*Hugh Addonizio (1914 - 1981), mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 1962-1970.
*Joseph Alioto (1916 - 1998), mayor of San Francisco, 1968-1976.
*Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro, Jr. (1903 - 1987), mayor of Baltimore, 1947–1959.
*Richard Caliguiri (1931 - 1988), mayor of Pittsburgh, 1978–1988.
*Anthony Celebrezze (1910 - 1998), mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1953-1962.
*Vincent Cianci, Jr (1941 - ), mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-1984 and 1991-2002.
*David Cicilline (1961-),(Jewish mother), mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, 2003-
*John DeStefano, Jr. (1955 - ), mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, since 1993.
*Frank Fasi (1920 - ), Mayor of Honolulu, 1969-1981 and 1984-1994.
*Rudolph Giuliani (1944 - ), Mayor of New York, 1994-2001.
*Dick A. Greco (1933 - ), mayor of Tampa, 1967–1974 and 1995–2003.
*Pam Iorio (1959 - ), Mayor of Tampa, Florida, since 2003.
*Vincent R. Impellitteri (1900 – 1987), Mayor of New York, 1950–1953.
*Fiorello La Guardia (1882 – 1947), Mayor of New York , 1934-1945. (Both parents Italian-born - father lapsed Catholic; mother Jewish.)
*Anthony M. Masiello (1947 - ), mayor of Buffalo, New York, 1994-2005.
*Thomas Menino (1942 - ), mayor of Boston, since 1993.
*Robert Maestri (1899 - 1974), mayor of New Orleans, 1936–1946.
*George Moscone (1929 - 1978), mayor of San Francisco, 1976-1978.
*Frank Rizzo (1920 - 1991), mayor of Philadelphia, 1972-1980.
*Angelo Rossi (1878 - 1948), mayor of San Francisco, 1931-1944.
*Victor Schiro (1904-1992), mayor of New Orleans, 1961–1970.

Prelates

*Msgr. Geno Baroni (1930–1984), the Catholic Coordinator for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
*Francis X. DiLorenzo (born 1942) the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Richmond in Virginia
*John Clement Favalora - Archbishop of the Latin Rite Archdiocese of Miami
*Fr. Stan Fortuna, Roman Catholic priest
*James Groppi Roman Catholic priest and noted civil rights activist
*Francis Mugavero, first Italian-American Bishop of Brooklyn (1968-1990)
*Joseph Rosati the first Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Louis

Cardinals

*Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua served as Bishop of Pittsburgh and Archbishop of Philadelphia
*Justin Francis Rigali Archbishop of Philadelphia

cientists

*Eugenio Calabi
*Charles DeLisi
*Renato Dulbecco
*Federico Faggin
*Robert Fano (born 1917), computer scientist
*Anthony Fauci, immunologist contributing to research in the areas of AIDS and other immunodeficiencies
*Enrico Fermi (1901–1954), physicist
*Robert Gallo
*Albert Ghiorso nuclear scientist who helped discover several chemical elements on the periodic table
*Riccardo Giacconi
*Louis Ignarro
*Robert Lanza
*Salvador Luria
*Fulvio Melia physicist, astrophysicist, and author
*Antonio Meucci telephone inventor
*Rita Levi-Montalcini
*Franco Modigliani
*Lisa Marie Nowak Born Lisa Marie Caputo Astronaut
*William Daniel Phillips
*Gian-Carlo Rota
*Jack Sarfatti
*Piero Scaruffi (born 1955) cognitive scientist
*Emilio Segrè Nobel-winning physicist and academic
*Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (born 1922) geneticist
*Andrew Viterbi
*Philip Zimbardo

Academics

*Mario Capecchi at the University of Utah
*Frank A. Cipriani
*John J. DeGioia President of Georgetown University
*A. Bartlett Giamatti (1938–1989), President of Yale University, later Major League Baseball commissioner (Italian father)
*Robert Gallucci Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
*Lino Graglia at the University of Texas in Austin
*Fulvio Melia Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Arizona in Tucson
*Franco Modigliani MIT economics professor and winner of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
*L. Jay Oliva former President of NYU and author of many books on European and Russian history
*P. M. Pasinetti professor of comparative literature and Italian UCLA

ports

* "See also List of Italian Americans in sports"

Writers

*David Baldacci, brother of John Baldacci, current governor of Maine
*Andrew Berardini, art critic and fiction writer
*Greg Berlanti, television writer and producer
*Lorenzo Carcaterra, novelist and screenwriter
*John Ciardi, poet and etymologist
*Gregory Corso, poet
*John Corvino, philosopher
*William L. DeAndrea, mystery writer
*Keith R. A. DeCandido
*Don DeLillo (born 1936), author
*Pietro Di Donato, writer
*John Fante, novelist and screenwriter
*Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet
*David Franzoni, screenwriter of "Gladiator" and "King Arthur".
*Paul Gallico (Italian father)
*Arturo Giovannitti poet, political activist
*Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (1934–2002), writer
*Evan Hunter aka "Ed MacBain" born "Salvatore Lombino"
*Philip Lamantia
*Teresa de Lauretis
*Luis Marden, born "Annibale Luis Paragallo", writer for "National Geographic"
*Fulvio Melia, author of several popular science books, including "The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy"
*Diana Ossana, Academy Award-winning screenwriter
*Camille Paglia, post-feminist literary and cultural critic
*Christopher Paolini
*Michael Parenti
*P.M. Pasinetti, novelist, playwright, journalist, professor
*Mario Pei
*Joseph D. Pistone
*Diane di Prima, poet of the Beat generation
*Mario Puzo (1920–1999), "The Godfather" author
*Terry Rossio, screenwriter
*Shane Salerno, screenwriter
*R.A. Salvatore (born 1959), born "Robert Anthony Salvatore" science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his "Forgotten Realms" and "Star Wars" novels
*Leslie Scalapino, poet
*Piero Scaruffi, poet, historian, scientist
*Dom (Domenico) Serafini, T.V. trade magazine editor
*Michelangelo Signorile, journalist, columnist, talk radio host and gay activist
*Gay Talese
*Tom Verducci, sportswriter

Italian Americans who were the first in achieving something

*Giuseppe Mario Bellanca, designer of the first monoplane in the United States with an enclosed cabin
*Frank Borzage, first person to win the Academy Award for Directing, for "Seventh Heaven"
*Enea Bossi, designer of the first stainless steel aircraft and designer of the disputed first fully human-powered plane
*Anthony Celebrezze (1910–1998), the first non-native to be appointed to the U.S. Cabinet
*Ella T. Grasso (1919–1981), born "Ella Rose Tambussi Grasso", first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state without succeeding her husband
*Giuseppina Morlacchi (1846–1886), ballerina and dancer, who introduced the can-can to the American stage
*Nancy Pelosi the first woman in U.S. history to hold the office of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
*Dennis Tito the world's first space tourist
*Joe Valachi (1904–1971), the first member of the Mafia to testify to the senate about organized crime

Italian Americans not otherwise categorized

*Marella Agnelli, furniture designer
*Caesar Cardini, creator of the Caesar salad
*Oleg Cassini, Russian-Italian-American fashion designer
*Michael Chiarello, American celebrity chef specializing in Italian-influenced California cuisine
*Giada De Laurentiis, host of the Food Network program "Everyday Italian"
*Angelo Dundee, trainer of several boxing champions
*Elizabeth Edwards, née Anania, wife of John Edwards, a former U.S. Senator from North Carolina
*Kitty Genovese, stalked and stabbed to death near her home in Queens, New York. The apparent inaction of her neighbors prompted investigation into the psychological phenomenon that became known as the bystander effect or "Genovese syndrome".
*Stacy London, entertainer (Sicilian mother, Jewish father )
*Charles Ponzi (1882–1949), one of the greatest swindlers in American history. Inventor of the Ponzi scheme technique.
*Rachael Ray, Food Network chef and Emmy-winning television personality
*John Scarne, born Orlando Carmelo Scarnecchia, gambling expert and sleight-of-hand card performer
*Mary Schiavo, former Inspector General of the United States Department of Transportation
*Michael Schiavo, ex-husband of Terri Schiavo, the woman whose comatose state and subsequent court case garnered much media attention
*Milton Sirotta, at age nine coined the term googol
*Jack Valenti, of Sicilian heritage, president of the Motion Picture Association of America from 1966 to 2007
*Michael Viscardi, mathematician
*Michael DeLorenzo, actor, director
*"Weird Al" Yankovic, musician (of partial Italian descent)

Fictional Italian Americans

*Frank Castle (born Francis Castiglione), Marvel Comics vigilante/superhero The Punisher
*Mario
*Tony Soprano
*Vito Corleone
*Paulie Gualtieri
*Fat Tony
*Rocky Balboa
*Silvio Dante
*Christopher Moltisanti
*Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero
*Joey Tribbiani
*Luigi
*Arthur Fonzarelli

ee also

*List of Sicilian Americans
*List of Italian Britons

References

External links

* [http://www.ffiac.com/famous_a-c.htm List of famous Italian-Americans]
* [http://www.nndb.com/ancestry/347/000043218/ List of Italian Ancestry]


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