Elizabeth Di Prinzio

by stlucas on April 21, 2018

Elizabeth Di Prinzio – A Trilogy of Recovery: The Premiere of Three Short Films “Bed Ridden”, “Men in a Box” and “Plan B” – Arrivals – Writer Guild of America – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Elizabeth Angelique Di Prinzio

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 6, 1984

*Italian (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Elizabeth Di Prinzio is an American actress.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Gabriell/Gabriella/Gabriela (Davalos) and a father surnamed DiPrinzio.

Elizabeth has stated:

My father’s family is from Abruzzo in Italy and my mother’s family is from Monterey, Mexico. A combination of spices that you don’t want to mess with! I was raised all over Northern California but spent most of my time in San Jose.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother was surnamed Rangel.

Sources: Birth record of Elizabeth Di Prinzio –

Birth record of Elizabeth’s mother –


Grace Van Patten

by madman on April 21, 2018

Grace Van Patten – 24th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards – Arrivals – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

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

Date of Birth: c. 1996/1997

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, 1/16th Danish

Grace Van Patten is an American actress.

She is the daughter of model Wendy Rossmeyer and director, producer, and actor Tim Van Patten (Timothy Van Patten). She is the half-niece of actors Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten (Grace’s father is the half-brother of Dick and Joyce). Her half-cousin is actress Talia Balsam, who is the daughter of Joyce.

Grace’s father’s ancestry is Dutch, English, and German on his own father’s side and Italian on his own mother’s. Grace’s mother is of German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, English, and 1/8th Danish descent.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Richard Byron Van Patten (the son of John Peter Van Patten and Florence Lucinda Tyler). John was the son of Byron Van Patten and Elizabeth Abigail Butler, whose mother was German. Florence was the daughter of Edwin Forest Tyler and Anna Otten.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Marie della Gatta (the daughter of Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro). Eleanor was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Bruce O. Rossmeyer (the son of William H. Rossmeyer and Ella Susan Rosenvinge). Bruce was born in New Jersey. William was born in New Jersey, to German parents, William R. Rossmeyer and Agathe. Ella was the daughter of Otto Johannes Peter Christian Rosenvinge, who was Danish, from Gimsing, Denmark, and of Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, who was likely of Irish descent.

Grace’s maternal grandmother is Sandra “Sandy” Broadfoot (the daughter of James Kimbrough Broadfoot and Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay). James was the son of James Andrew Broadfoot and Minnie Epling. Anna was the daughter of Edward Smith Rowsey and Beulah May Robison.

Sources: Genealogies of Grace Van Patten –

Genealogies of Grace’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Grace’s paternal grandfather, Richard Byron Van Patten –

Grace’s paternal great-grandparents, Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Grace’s maternal great-grandfather, William H. Rossmeyer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge (through Ella’s sister, Dorothy E. Rosenvinge; focusing on her own father’s side) –

Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Likely Grace’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay (through Anna’s brother, Hubert Holms Rowsey; focusing on her own father’s side) –

Obituary of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Quay (Rowsey/Rowsay) Broadfoot –


Ry Cooder

by andrew on April 19, 2018

Ry Cooder – Ry Cooder in Concert in Milan, Italy – June 26, 2009 – Milan – Milan, Italy – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ryland Peter Cooder

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 15, 1947

*Irish, as well as German and English (father)
*Italian (mother)

Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.

Ry is the son of Emma (Casaroli) and William H. “Bill” Cooder. His father, who was born in Canada, to American parents, had Irish, as well as German and English, ancestry. Ry’s maternal grandparents were Italian, likely from Parma, Emilia-Romagna.

Ry’s paternal grandfather was Howard Russell Cooder (the son of William Christopher Cooder and Louise Ryland Keckeler). Howard was born in Ohio. Louise was the daughter of Adolphus Turner Keckeler and Louise Ryland.

Ry’s paternal grandmother was Maude/Maud O’Leary. Maude was born in Minnesota, to Irish parents.

Ry’s maternal grandfather was Peter B. Casaroli (the son of parents surnamed Casaroli and Delope).

Ry’s maternal grandmother was named Rosa “Rose” Sabini.


Ry’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Histories of the Cooder/Kuder family –

Genealogy of Ry’s paternal great-grandmother, Louise Ryland Keckeler (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Ry’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Jimmy Iovine

by ethnic on April 18, 2018

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

Date of Birth: March 11, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian

Jimmy Iovine is an American music producer. He is known as the founder of Interscope Records. In an interview in the documentary The Defiant Ones, Jimmy stated that his grandparents came from Italy.

Photo by kathclick/


Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean Portuguese and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier –

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