Ali Cobrin

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Alexandra Alrey Cobrin

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 21, 1989

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (maternal grandfather)
*English, German (maternal grandmother)

Ali Cobrin is an American actress.

Ali is the daughter of Peggy Jo (Elmi) and Marvin “Micky” Richard Cobrin.

Ali’s father was Jewish. Ali’s mother has Italian/Sicilian, English, and German ancestry. Ali was raised Jewish.

Ali’s paternal grandparents were Buddy Cobrin and Maryl Harris.

Ali’s maternal grandfather was Donato “Don” Elmi (the son of Francesco “Frank” Elmi and Francesca “Francis” Rose Stracuzzi). Ali’s great-grandfather Francesco was born in Italy. Ali’s great-grandmother Francesca was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Messina, Sicily, Italy, Antonio Stracuzzi and Maria Antonia Di Bella.

Ali’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Lee Hines (the daughter of James “Speedy” Hines and Betty Jane Engels/Eckles). James was the son of John Hines and Isabell/Isabelle.


Obituary of Ali’s father, Marvin “Micky” Richard Cobrin –

Obituary of Ali’s paternal grandmother, Maryl (Harris) Cobrin –

Genealogy of Ali’s maternal grandfather, Donato “Don” Elmi –

Obituary of Ali’s maternal grandfather, Donato “Don” Elmi –

Ali’s maternal grandmother, Patricia Lee Hines, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Ali’s maternal grandmother, Patricia Lee (Hines) Elmni-Hartigan –

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Patti LuPone

by savanna on May 15, 2017

Birth Name: Patti Ann LuPone

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

Date of Birth: April 21, 1949

Ethnicity: Italian (Sicilian and Abruzzese)

Patti LuPone is an American actress and singer. She is known for her work in stage musicals. Patti is the daughter of Angela Louise (Patti) and Orlando Joseph LuPone. She is the sister of actor, dancer, and director Robert LuPone. Her great-great-great-aunt was Adelina Patti, a prominent 19th-century opera singer.

She has said, “My father’s side of the family was from the Ubruzzi region, and my mother’s side of the family is from Palermo”.

Patti’s LuPone ancestors originated from the town of Pratola Peligna, Province L’Aquila, Italy.

Patti’s paternal grandparents were Pasquale Lupone and Felicia Petrella (the daughter of Gaetano Petrella and Maria Guiseppa).

Patti’s maternal grandparents were Vincenzo/Gaetano/Giacomo “James” Patti (the son of Giorgio Patti and Angelina Notaro) and Frances. Vincenzo was said to be born in Montemaggiore, Sicily. Giorgio was the son of Giuseppe Patti, who was the brother of Adelina Patti.


Genealogy of Patti LuPone –

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Claude Bartolone

by Manila on May 9, 2017

Birth Name: Claude Antoine Bartolone

Place of Birth: Tunis, Tunisia

Date of Birth: 29 July, 1951

*Italian [Sicilian] (father)
*Maltese (mother)

Claude Bartolone is a French politician. He has served as President of the National Assembly, since 26 June, 2012.

His father, Philippe Bartolone, was of Italian (Sicilian) descent. His mother, Carmen “Mena” (Attard), was Maltese. He is married to Véronique Ragusa. He was previously married to Giulieta Luyisutti.

Claude’s paternal grandparents were Filippo Bartolone and Maria Russo. Filippo were Italian immigrants, from Forza d’Agrò, Messina and Camaro Superiore, Messina.

Claude’s maternal grandparents were Antoine Victor Attard (the son of Antonio Attard and Carmela Hili) and Antoinette Buttigieg. Antonio was the son of Michele Attard and Annunziata Gauci. Carmela was the daughter of Angelo Hili and Angela Cassar.

Source: Genealogy of Claude Bartolone –


Al Madrigal

by stlucas on May 5, 2017

Birth Name: Alessandro Liborio Madrigal

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 4, 1971

*Mexican (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Al Madrigal is an American comedian and actor.

Al was born in San Francisco, California, to a father from Tijuana, Mexico, and a mother from Sicily, Italy. Al is married to Krystyn Madrigal, who is of half Greek and half Korean descent.

Al has stated:

I’m half-Sicilian, half-Mexican, I went to French school as a kid, and I don’t speak Spanish. Latinos don’t really claim me, and neither do the Sicilians. It’s the plight of the half-breed. That’s where part of my humor comes from.

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Ben Zobrist

by bearboy on April 26, 2017

Birth Name: Benjamin Thomas Zobrist

Place of Birth: Eureka, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 26, 1981

Ethnicity: English, German, 1/8 Italian/Sicilian, possibly other

Ben Zobrist is an American professional baseball player. He is a second baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ben is the son of Cynthia (Cali) and Thomas A. Zobrist. He is married to Julianna Zobrist, a Christian musician, who plays a Christian pop style of electronic dance music.

Ben’s maternal grandparents are Andrew Cali III (the son of Andrew Cali II and Dorothy White) and Dorothea “Dot” Marshall. Ben’s great-grandfather Andrew was the son of Andrea Cali and Antonina Canale, who were Sicilian.


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