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“Growing Up Italian American” ……. In Our Own Words

“Growing Up Italian American” in Our Own Words * Growing Up Italian in our Own Words  By the close of the 20th century, Italian Americans had achieved education, employment and income parity with Americans in general. They had excelled in all fields of endeavor, and had made substantial contributions in virtually all areas of American […]

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Annette Funicello – Disney Family Album

Annette Funicello Disney Family Album *   Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to […]

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The “True” Italian American Documentary – Part One – “Dispelling the Myth”

The “True” Italian American Documentary  Part One  “Dispelling the Myth”    * The culture the Italian immigrants brought with them was generally not the high Italian culture of Dante and Michelangelo, but the culture of the region or village from which they came. These individual but related cultures established the basis of contemporary Italian American culture.   A University of […]

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