Birth Name: Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni
Date of Birth: 28 September, 1924
Place of Birth: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy
Date of Death: 19 December, 1996
Place of Death: Paris, France
Marcello Mastroianni was an Italian actor. He was the son of Ida and Ottone Mastroianni. His brother was editor Ruggero Mastroianni and his uncle was sculptor Umberto Mastroianni.
He had a daughter with his wife, actress Flora Carabella, and a daughter, actress and singer Chiara Mastroianni, with his partner, French actress Catherine Deneuve.
Marcello’s paternal grandparents were named Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte.
Marcello’s mother was typically cited in reference books as having been born Ida Irolle.
There is a web rumor that Marcello’s mother was born Ida Idelson, to a Jewish family, in Minsk, Belarus. Genealogy website Geni.com even lists Marcello’s mother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.
Sources: Genealogy of Marcello Mastroianni (focusing on his father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
Obituary of Marcello Mastroianni – http://www.nytimes.com
Being an Italian Jewish myself, I should inform you that our comunity doesn’t take the rumor, of Mastroianni, being Jewish seriously.
my sources tell both Marcello’s parents were born in Arpino, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy (near Marcello’s birthplace).
Marcello’s paternal grandparents were Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte
Oh, so that’s why he looked like Curtis and Wilde.
I’m not saying it’s true, but that page doesn’t really disprove it.
that’s not a Jewish cemetery
Well, I guess the idea is that Ida converted to Catholicism (for marriage?).