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Joe Russo

by stlucas on November 1, 2017

Birth Name: Joseph V. Russo

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: 1971

Ethnicity: Italian

Joe Russo is an American film and television director. Together with his brother Anthony Russo, Joe is a member of the Russo brothers filmmaking team. Their sister, Angela, is also a writer/director.

Joe is the son of Patricia E. (Gallupoli) and Basil M. Russo. Joe’s parents are of Italian ancestry. His father is an attorney, politician, and judge from Ohio.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Anthony J. Russo. Anthony was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, from 1967 to 1972, and was of Italian descent.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Domenica “Donnie” Cancasci (the daughter of Frank Cancasci and Benedetta DiBianca). Domenica was born in Ohio, to parents from Italy.

Joe’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Gallupoli (the son of Carlo Gallupoli and Annadomenica Innocente). Joseph was born in Ohio, to Italian parents. Annadomenica was born in Spoltore, now Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy.

Joe’s maternal grandmother was Elodia M. “Lottie” Dellatorie. Elodia was born in Italy.

Sources: Joe’s paternal grandmother, Domenica “Donnie” Cancasci, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Joe’s paternal grandmother, Domenica “Donnie” (Cancasci) Russo – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Joe’s aunt (mother’s sister), Dolores A. (Gallupoli) Knuth – http://www.legacy.com

Photo: kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Anthony Russo

by stlucas on October 29, 2017

Birth Name: Anthony J. Russo

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian

Anthony Russo is an American film and television director. Together with his brother Joe Russo, Anthony is a member of the Russo brothers filmmaking team. Their sister, Angela, is also a writer/director.

Anthony is the son of Patricia E. (Gallupoli) and Basil M. Russo. Anthony’s parents are of Italian ancestry. His father is an attorney, politician, and judge from Ohio.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was Anthony J. Russo. Anthony was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, from 1967 to 1972, and was of Italian descent.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was Domenica “Donnie” Cancasci (the daughter of Frank Cancasci and Benedetta DiBianca). Domenica was born in Ohio, to parents from Italy.

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Gallupoli (the son of Carlo Gallupoli and Annadomenica Innocente). Joseph was born in Ohio, to Italian parents. Annadomenica was born in Spoltore, now Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy.

Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Elodia M. “Lottie” Dellatorie. Elodia was born in Italy.

Sources: Anthony’s paternal grandmother, Domenica “Donnie” Cancasci, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Anthony’s paternal grandmother, Domenica “Donnie” (Cancasci) Russo – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Anthony’s aunt (mother’s sister), Dolores A. (Gallupoli) Knuth – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Nick Gehlfuss

by stlucas on September 27, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Alan Gehlfuss

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 21, 1985

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, 1/8 Slovenian, possibly other

Nick Gehlfuss is an American actor. Nick is married to hotel marketer Lillian Matsuda.

Nick is the son of Sandra Lee “Sandy” (Froelich) and Alan James Gehlfuss. Nick’s father has German, Slovenian, and Italian ancestry. Nick’s mother also has German roots. Nick has a brother, Vincent, and a sister, Jillian.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was William H. Gehlfuss (the son of William E. Gehlfuss and Pauline Pylick). Nick’s great-grandfather William was the son of German parents, Frank Gehlfuss/Geilfuss and Louise/Louisa Luebbert. Nick’s great-grandmother Pauline was the daughter of Anton Pylick/Pylek, who was from Austria and possibly of Slovenian descent, and of Louise/Luise Jerse, who was from Žužemberk, Slovenia.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Concetta Politi (the daughter of Rocco G. Politi and Filomena/Philomeana DiTomaso). Rocco was the son of Italian parents, Robert Politi and Concetta Coradino. Filomena was born in Italy, the daughter of Vincenzo DiTomaso and Theresa/Teresa Dalexandra, who were from Montenerodomo, province of Chieti, Abruzzo region, Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Nick Gehlfuss – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Obituary of Nick’s uncle (father’s brother), Richard E. Gehlfuss – http://www.tributes.com

Nick’s paternal grandfather William H. Gehlfuss on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Nick’s paternal great-grandparents, William E. Gehlfuss/Geilfuss and Pauline Pylick – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Nick’s paternal grandfather – http://www.schultemahonmurphy.com

Nick’s paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Nick’s paternal great-grandparents, Rocco G. Politi and Philomeana/Filomena DiTomaso – http://www.familysearch.org

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Tanya Memme

by stlucas on September 26, 2017

Birth Name: Tanya Lynn Memme

Place of Birth: Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: June 15, 1971

Ethnicity: Italian

Tanya Memme is a Canadian actress, television presenter, and beauty pageant titleholder. Tanya was crowned Miss World Canada in 1993.

Tanya is the daughter of Beverley (Barber) and Frank Memme. Tanya has two brothers, Michael and Jeremy. Tanya has a daughter with her former husband, Vahan Yepremyan.

Tanya’s paternal grandparents were Carmine Memme and Anna Carmina/Carmine Moretti. They were born in Rocca San Giovanni, province of Chieti, Abruzzo region, Italy, and moved to Canada in 1953 and 1956, respectively.

Tanya’s maternal grandmother is Lucy Carfagnini (the daughter of Antonio Carfagnini and Michelina Gallupo).

Tanya’s father is pictured here. Tanya’s mother is pictured here.

Sources: Obituary of Tanya’s paternal grandfather, Carmine Memme – http://obittree.com

Obituary of Tanya’s paternal grandmother, Anna Carmina/Carmine (Moretti) Memme – http://dartefuneralhome.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Francesca Capaldi

by stlucas on August 11, 2017

Francesca Capaldi – Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” JoJo Siwa’s 13th Birthday 80’s Dance Party – Arrivals – Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum, 6933 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Francesca Angelucci Capaldi

Place of Birth: La Jolla, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 8, 2004

Ethnicity:
*75% Italian
*25% British Isles (English, possibly other)

Francesca Capaldi is an American actress.

Francesca is the daughter of Gina Marie (Angelucci) and Anthony C. Capaldi. Francesca’s father has Italian ancestry. Francesca’s mother is of half Italian and half British Isles descent.

Francesca’s paternal grandparents are Benito F. Capaldi and Rosina Giusti. Rosina is from Assergi, Abruzzo, Italy.

Francesca’s maternal grandfather was Nicholas Vincent Angelucci (the son of Camillo Angelucci and Mary Gargaro). Nicholas was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Francesca’s maternal grandmother is Kathryn Elizabeth “Kathy” Pyle.

Sources: Francesca’s maternal grandfather, Nicholas Vincent Angelucci, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Francesca’s maternal grandfather, Nicholas Vincent Angelucci – http://griecocares.tributes.com

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