Birth Name: James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr.
Date of Birth: September 18, 1961
Place of Birth: Westwood, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Death: June 19, 2013
Place of Death: Rome, Italy
James Gandolfini was an American actor and producer. He is well known for his role as Tony Soprano on the television series The Sopranos.
James was the son of Santa (Penna), an Italian American, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a native of Borgotaro, Italy. James spoke Italian at home, as a child, and strongly related to his Italian heritage. He died at the age of 51, in Rome, Italy.
James’s paternal grandparents were Attilio Gandolfini (the son of Angelo Gandolfini) and Maria/Marie Tosta. Attilio was born in Borgotaro, Italy, and Maria was also born in Italy. Angelo was born in Tiedoli, in Borgotaro.
James’s maternal grandparents were John Penna and Maria Cipelli.
Source: Genealogy of James Gandolfini (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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