armando anthony corea

List of Sicilian Americans

Artists, writers, and musicians


Winner of 39 PGA Tour events, Sarazen was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He invented the modern sand wedge in 1930. He hit "The shot heard 'round the world" in the 1935 Masters. It was a final round 225-yard 4-wood on the par-5 15th hole that went in, giving him a very rare double eagle 2 on the hole. It led to him later winning the tournament in a playoff. For many years after his retirement, he was a familiar figure as an honorary starter at the Masters.

Jazz artists



  • Vincenzo Arcobelli was born in Catania -Sicily in 1969. In 1998 year is appointed as Diplomatic Counselor to the Presidency to officially represent the Intergovernmental Organization for the USA, from the International Parliament for Safety and Peace.In 2004 is elected President of the Comites(Committee for Italian Living Abroad) for the Houstonʼs Consulate district, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas ,that has as purpose the reinforcement of connection between the Italian American community and the motherland, pursues patriotic, moral, cultural and assistance becoming liaison of the necessities of our co-nationals, defending their interests, with the mission of make known, conserve and spread the Italian culture, language, history and the traditions, make charitable contributions, promote the social event inside the Italian-American community, and work in mission such as issue of Scholarship to American Students of the North Lake College of Irving for their Rome Study program Abroad in Orvieto -Italy.He created several organization with philanthropic and charitable missions such as Birdie for Life , he is the founder of the Sicilian American Association in Texas and for the CSNA (Confederazione dei Siciliani del Nord America) which is the President. In 2005 receives the Miami International award, among to institutional authorities and personalities that are distinguished in the Academic world, enteprenours, journalism, cultural and social field. In October 2005 , Receives the Star of Honor for Solidarity from the President of the Italian Republic Ciampi with the appointment of Knight. Since 1998 is resident in Dallas, Texas.
  • Joe Causi is a famous disc jokey from New York. Coined the terms "Forget About it!" and "How you doing?" Host of Mix 102.7. Released a hit CD and a CD of classic dance songs.
  • Lucky Luciano, considered to be the father of the American Mafia.
  • Frank Lentini, born Francesco A. Lentini (1889 – 1966) was born in Siracusa, Sicily into a large family. He was born with three longer legs, two sets of genitals and one rudimentary foot on his third leg. His primary legs also grew into different lengths. At the age of nine, Lentini moved to the United States and entered the sideshow business.
  • Paul Parisi Jr. Born In Gloucester MA in 1977 Father is of Sicilian decent and mother is of Mayflower decent.
  • Ferdinand Pecora, (January 6, 1882December 7, 1971). Ferdinand Pecora was born in Nicosia, Sicily, the son of Louis Pecora and Rosa Messina who emigrated to the United States and New York City with his parents. He earned a law degree from the New York Law School and eventually worked as an assistant district attorney. He led Senate hearings into the causes of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 that launched a major reform of the American financial system. Pecora personally undertook many of the interrogations during the hearings, including high profile Wall Street personalities such as Richard Whitney, president of the New York Stock Exchange and investment bankers Thomas W. Lamont, Otto H. Kahn, Albert H. Wiggin, and Charles E. Mitchell. Pecora's high-profile work led to the hearings being called the Pecora Commission and it put him on the June 12, 1933 cover of Time magazine.
  • Roger Podactor, born Rogero Podactorini in Knoxville, TN (born December 9, 1953), is the GM of the Miami Dolphins.
  • Mark Ronchetti is a newscaster on Portland, Oregon's KOIN TV station, which is an affiliate of CBS. Ronchetti is Italian American of Sicilian descent.
  • Anthony T. Rossi, (1900–1993, was born as Antonio Talamo Rossi in Messina, Sicily. He had the equivalent of a high school education. He emigrated to the United States when he was 21 years old and educated himself to the point that he became an expert mathematician and mechanical engineer. He founded Tropicana Products, a producer of orange juice founded in 1947 in Bradenton, Florida in the United States which grew from 50 employees to over 8,000 in 2004, expanding into multiple product lines and became one of the world's largest producers and marketers of citrus juice.
  • Antonin Scalia, (born March 11, 1936) (Sometimes known by the nickname "Nino") has been a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice since 1986. He is widely considered the leading originalist voice on the Court and one of the most outspoken defenders of textualism.Antonin Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey to his mother, Catherine, and his father, S. Eugene. His mother was born in the United States; his father, a professor of romance languages, emigrated from Sicily at age 15. When Scalia was five years old, his family moved to Queens, New York City, New York, during which time his father worked at Brooklyn College.
  • Jack Valenti, (September 5, 1921April 26, 2007), was "special assistant" to Lyndon Johnson's White House. In 1966, he resigned and became the president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his tenure there, he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world. His salary in 2004 was reported to be $1.35 million, which made him the seventh-highest paid Washington trade group chief, according to the National Journal.

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