People

Cooper was One-Half Italian

March 2015 |
During the 1930s Golden Age of Hollywood, Jackie Cooper was nicknamed America's Boy. He was one-half Italian. The father he never met was Jewish and his loving and gentle mother was Italian. When she wasn't selling piano sheet music she was ailing,...

Chef Donatella Salvadori

September 2014 |
Donatella was born and raised in the Lazio region of Italy. In 1993 she moved to the USA leaving all of her family and friends behind. At first her new life with her husband in Akron, Ohio was not easy; she felt very lonely and out of place. It...

Roberto Cavalli

February 2014 |
"I want to enjoy myself in anything I do. Everything must bring me joy, enthusiasm, a passion for life…" These few words by Roberto Cavalli sum up the lifestyle, positive outlook and joie de vivre that have always characterized his collections....

Dardis a Legend

November 2013 |
Recently, Joe Dardis was laughing about this year's Columbus Day Parade in Little Italy and the tradition of catching bread thrown from a truck. "When the Orlando bread truck drove by, people were probably thinking, "What is this 99-year-old man...

Maria Lucchin's Love of Languages

October 2013 |
The life story of Maria Rosaria Lucchin (nee Camperchioli) and the story of foreign languages in her life are one in the same. She was born in Agnone, a small town in the Molise region of Italy. In the sixth grade (prima media) she began her four...

Persistence and Determination Serve Filmmaker Quintino Zaccardelli

October 2013 |
The story of the Zaccardelli's quest for the American dream is one fortified with generations of demonstrated persistence and determination. Ilvio Zaccardelli is one of five brothers born in the small village of Goriano Sicoli in southern Abruzzo....

Lorraine Dodero... driven by strong faith, deep family convictions and a passion to help others

March 2013 |
Her calendar is perpetually full and her energy is seemingly boundless. But when you have the opportunity to sit and chat with Lorraine Dodero, she makes you feel as if nothing in the world is more important than the time she's spending with you...

La Gazzetta Italiana's Person of the Month, Bishop Anthony M. Pilla

December 2012 |
Born in Cleveland, raised in a strong, Italian family and later graduated from John Carroll University, Bishop Anthony Michael Pilla served as Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland from 1980 to 2006. He has touched the lives of the citizens of...

La Gazzetta's Person of the Month, Nacy Panzica

October 2012 |
This month's new format kicks off a new section of La Gazzetta Italiana. Each month, we will be highlighting a prominent Italian American who has made a difference in the community. For our October issue, I sat down with the vibrant and passionate,...
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