Stereotype This! Debunking Hollywood's Italian Stereotypes and Myths Stereotype This!  Debunking Hollywood's Italian Stereotypes and Myths Stereotype This! Debunking Hollywood's Italian Stereotypes and Myths
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Where's Guido?
The following is a list of Americans of Italian heritage and the contributions they have made to the world as we know it today.
Notable Innovations
Barnes and Noble Booksellers   Leonard Riggio, CEO
Bank of America   A. P. Giannini
"Broma" Chocolate Process   Domenico Ghirardelli
Chippewa Language Almanac   Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli
Founded F.B.I   Charles Bonaparte
Hot Rollers   Leandro Rizzuto, CEO, Conair
Monoplane   Giuseppe Ballanca
Ice Resurfacing Machine   Frank Zamboni
Jacuzzi   Jacuzzi family of California
Pilot Ejector Seat   Gino Santi
Planters Peanuts   Amedeo Obici
Radio Flyer Red Wagon   Antonio Pasin
Computer Tachometer   Frank Sordello
Telephone (early model)   Antonio Meucci
U. S. Marine Band   Gaetano Carusi
Squeegee Wiper   Ettore Steccone
3M Videotape   Joseph Mazzitello
American Shopping Mall   William Cafaro & Edward DeBartolo




SOURCES: "Four Centuries of Italian American History" by Giovanni Schiavo and "Five Centuries" by Richard Capozzola.
Notable Persons
Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano)   Fitness Expert
Emma Bambace   Union and Civil Rights Activist
Adriana Caselotti   Voice of Snow White
Dr. Leonard Covello   Principal of first U.S. multi-cultural high school
Congressman Vito Marcantonio   fought for anti-lynching laws
Filippo Mazzei   responsible for "all men are created equal"
Tina Modotti   Photographer and Political Activist
Joe Montana   Football Legend
Michael Musmanno   Lead Judge at Nuremburg War Trials
Adelina Patti   first great opera diva
Picirilli Brothers   sculpted the Lincoln Memorial
Mario Savio   founded Free Speech Movement
Rose Maria Segale   founded first public school in New Mexico
Francis Spinola   Civil War General
Bonnie Tiburzi   first American female Commercial Pilot
Enrico Tonti   explored Great Lakes region
Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna)   Composer of Broadway show tunes
Gen. Anthony Zinni   retired four-star general
Presented by Bill Dal Cerro   Copyright 2001