Birth Name: Frank Vincent Zappa
Date of Birth: December 21, 1940
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Death: December 4, 1993
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: Italian [Sicilian, Neapolitan]
Frank Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer. He was the son of Rose “Rosie” Marie (Colimore) and Francis Vincent Zappa. He was married to Gail Zappa (born Adelaide Gail Sloatman), until his death, with whom he had four children. Among them is writer, producer, and publisher Ahmet Zappa.
Frank’s father was born in Partinico, Sicily. Frank’s mother was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Italian parents. All four of Frank’s grandparents and all eight of Frank’s great-grandparents were born in Italy/Siciliy.
Frank had said that he had French, Greek, and/or Arab ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.
Frank’s paternal grandparents were named Vincenzo/Vincent Zappa and Rosaria “Rosa” DeLorenzo/Di Lorenzo.
Frank’s maternal grandparents were named Charles Louis “Charlie” Colimore and Theresa Fava.
Frank’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Frank’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org