Martin Scorsese

by ethnic on January 4, 2008

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Birth Name: Martin Charles Scorsese

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 17, 1942

Ethnicity: Sicilian (Italian)

Martin Scorsese is an Academy Award-winning American director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. His parents, Catherine (Cappa) and Luciano Charles Scorsese, were both of Sicilian descent, and appeared in his films.

He has directed many classic films, including films featuring Italian-American characters, like Raging Bull and Goodfellas.

Martin’s paternal grandparents were Francesco/Frank Scorsese and Teresa/Tessie Badaglina. Francesco was a peasant. Francesco and Teresa were born, c. 1880, in Polizzi Generosa, Province of Palermo, Sicily.

Martin’s maternal grandparents were Martin Cappa and Domenica Brancato. They were from Ciminna, Province of Palermo, Sicily.

Source: Genealogy of Martin Scorsese – https://www.geni.com

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andrew September 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm
Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:38 am

He’s got Asian eyes. He looks like a Buddhist monk.

Greyface March 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

the name Scorsese is Vietnamese in origin

andrew September 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm
andrew October 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Martin Scorsese’s paternal grandparents, Francesco Scorsese (a peasant) and Teresa, were born c. 1880 in Polizzi Generosa, Province of Palermo, Sicily.

Martin’s maternal grandparents were born in Ciminna, Province of Palermo, Sicily.

Source: Vincent LoBrutto – Martin Scorsese: A Biography

visokozen November 24, 2014 at 7:55 am

He deserves a picture.

andrew February 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

“Marty”

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