Marcello Mastroianni

by follers on September 9, 2015

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Birth Name: Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni

Date of Birth: 28 September, 1924

Place of Birth: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 19 December, 1996

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: Italian

Marcello Mastroianni was an Italian actor. He was the son of Ida and Ottone Mastroianni. His brother was editor Ruggero Mastroianni and his uncle was sculptor Umberto Mastroianni.

He was married to actress Flora Carabella, with whom he has a daughter. He was also a partner of actress Catherine Deneuve. Their daughter is actress Chiara Mastroianni.

Marcello’s paternal grandparents were Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte.

Marcello’s mother was typically cited in reference books as having been born “Ida Irolle”.

There is a web rumor that Marcello’s mother was born Ida Idelson, to a Jewish family, in Minsk, Belarus. Genealogy website Geni.com even lists Marcello’s mother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.

Source: Genealogy of Marcello Mastroianni (focusing on his father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

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rollopotter September 10, 2015 at 12:17 am

Being an Italian Jewish myself, I should inform you that our comunity doesn’t take the rumor, of Mastroianni, being Jewish seriously.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 4:44 pm

my sources tell both Marcello’s parents were born in Arpino, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy (near Marcello’s birthplace).

Marcello’s paternal grandparents were Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte

follers September 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Oh, so that’s why he looked like Curtis and Wilde.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm
follers September 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

I’m not saying it’s true, but that page doesn’t really disprove it.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm

that’s not a Jewish cemetery

follers September 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Well, I guess the idea is that Ida converted to Catholicism (for marriage?).

andrew September 9, 2015 at 4:45 pm

still possible..

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