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NIAF – Italian Cook Lidia Bastianich and Friends – Proud to be Italian – MUST WATCH –

NIAF – Italian Cook Lidia Bastianich and Friends – Proud to be Italian – MUST WATCH – This is a heartwarming video featuring Lidia, Giuliana, Mike Piazza, Danny DeVito, Joe Pantaliano and others talking briefly about their proud Italian heritiage. The National Italian American Foundation was founded in 1975, in order to provide the nation’s […]

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Alan Alda – Proud Italian American

Alan Alda – Proud Italian American Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his starring roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinick in The West […]

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Danny Aiello – Proud Italian American

Danny Aiello – Proud Italian American Daniel Louis “Danny” Aiello, Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather: Part II, Hudson Hawk, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, Léon: The Professional, Two Days in the Valley, Once Around and Dinner Rush. […]

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Dick Vermeil – Proud Italian American

Dick Vermeil – Proud Italian American Richard Albert “Dick” Vermeil (/vərˈmiːl/; born October 30, 1936) is a retired American head coach for the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001–2005). He is in the Sid Gillman coaching tree and has coached at every level; Vermeil owns the […]

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You Know You’re Italian If….

You Know You’re Italian If…. Hope you enjoy this short spoof on “You How You Know You’re Italian”…. But it should be noted seriously for a moment that…… The culture the Italian immigrants brought with them was generally not the high Italian culture of Dante and Michelangelo, but the culture of the region or village […]

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Frankie Valli – Proud Italian American – NIAF

Frankie Valli – Proud Italian American – NIAF – Frankie was born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio as the third and youngest son to an Italian family in the First Ward of Newark, New Jersey. His father, Anthony Castelluccio, was a barber and display designer for Lionel model trains; his mother, Mary Rinaldi, was a homemaker and […]

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Danny DeVito – Proud to be Italian American – NIAF

Danny DeVito – Proud to be Italian American – NIAF – Daniel Michael “Danny” DeVito, Jr. first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He went on to become a major film star, known for his roles in […]

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Linda Fiorentino – Proud to be Italian American

Linda Fiorentino – Proud to be Italian American – Linda Fiorentino born on March 9, 1960, is an American actress. She has appeared in the films Vision Quest, Gotcha!, After Hours, The Last Seduction, Men in Black, Jade and Dogma. For her performance in The Last Seduction she won Best Actress awards from both the New […]

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