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We have created some of our favorite cartoons:

Andy Panda, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Chilly Willy, Donald Duck, Felix the Cat, the Flintstones,

Huckleberry Hound, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Josie and the Pussycats, Magilla Gorilla, Pac-Man,

Penelope Pitstop, Quick Draw McGraw, Ricochet Rabbit, Scooby Doo, The Smurfs, Tom & Jerry,

Top Cat, Wacky Races, Woody Woodpecker, Yogi Bear.

Hanna-Barbera produced hundreds of cartoons and animated features.

Some of the best athletes in all major sports:
BASEBALL:  Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Rocky Colavito, Tommy Lasorda, Tony LaRusso, Mike Piazza, Joe Torre,
Tony Lazzeri.   BASKETBALL:  Lou Carnesecca, Angelo Luisetti, Rick Pitino, Jim Valvano.
FOOTBALL: Vince Lombardi, Bill Parcells, Joe Paterno, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Franco Harris.
GOLF:  Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Gene Saracen.    TENNIS:  Gabriela Sabatini,
GYMNASTICS:  Mary Lou Retton.    ICE SKATING:   Brian Boitano.    BILLIARDS:  Willie Mosconi,
BOXING:  Rocky Marciano, Rocky Graziano, Jake LaMatta, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Balboa.
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING:  John Cena, Bruno Sammartino, Lou Albano, Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea),
"Macho Man" Randy Savage (Randy Poffo), Chief Jay Strongbow (Joe Scarpa), Gorilla Monsoon (Robert Marella).

 TV and film actors, actresses, directors, producers and personalities:

Danny Aiello, Alan Alda, Sasha Alexander, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Bancroft, Joe Bividu, Nicolas Cage,

Frank Capra, Claudia Cardinale, Glenn Close, Francis Ford Coppola, Lou Costello, Kaley Cuoco,

Dino DeLaurentiis, Robert De Niro, Brian DePalma, Vittorio De Sica, Danny DeVito, Leonardo DiCaprio,

Federico Fellini, Henry Fonda, James Gandalfini, Jimmy Kimmel, Frank Langella, Jay Leno, Robert Loggia,

Lindsay Lohan, Gina Lollobrigida, Sergio Leone, Sophia Loren, Susan Lucci, Victor Mature, Jack Nicholson,

Al Pacino, Giovanni Pastrone, Joe Pesci, Carlo Ponti, Rachael Ray, Kelly Ripa, Rene Russo, Susan Sarandon,

Martin Scorsese, Talia Shire, Gary Sinise, Sylvester Stallone, Connie Stevens, Marisa Tomei, Rudolph Valentino

We Have:

Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Galileo, Christopher Columbus, Julius Caesar, Machiavelli,

Mark Anthony (yes, the original Mark Anthony), Zorro (Guy Williams), Dracula (Frank Langella),

Disney's Snow White (Adriana Caselotti), Lily Munster of The Munsters (Yvonne De Carlo),

F Troop's Chief Wild Eagle (Frank De Kova), Welcome Back Kotter's Vinnie Barbarino (John Travolta),

Happy Days' Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli, the dysfunctional Barone family on Everybody Loves Raymond,

Taxi's dispatcher Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito), Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo (Midnight Cowboy),

Agent 007 James Bond (Timothy Dalton), the Corleone family in The Godfather films, The Sopranos,

bodybuilding method developer Charles Atlas, romance novel model Fabio, Topo Gigio,  Baba Booey,
Star Trek's Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto), The Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno, Mark Ruffalo, Fred Tatasciore),

we killed Star Wars'  Chewbacca; Mr. Whipple ("Please don't squeeze the Charmin"), The Mafia,

"The Italian salute," the coricello, the malocchio, Rose Bonavita was the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter,

It's not New Year's until Guy Lombardo plays "Auld Lang Syne";


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We have written or recorded some of our favorite songs and music:

Check our "ItaliMusic tab for information on songs

Hover your mouse on the "About" tab and the "ItaliMUsic Tab will display.

We founded, invented or created:

America, ambulance, anesthesia, Armani, artificial heart, artificial insemination, artificial lung, ball bearings,

ballistics, the bank, Bank of America, barometer, carbon filament light bulb, carbon paper, Castro convertible, dictionary, digital music synthesizer, Disco music, Espresso machine, Gucci, helicopter, highway, intel processor,

in vitro insemination, internal combustion engine, the Jacuzzi, jet airplane, jetboat, law school, life preserver, liposuction, medical school, microprocessor, The Mona Lisa, Montessori school, Mr. Coffee, newspaper,

nitroglycerin, nuclear reactor, opera, pantelegraph (first FAX machine), parachute, patent law, the piano,

pistol, pneumatic tire, the Ponzi scheme, radio, repeating rifle, Runic alphabet, first stock exchange,

Stradivarius violins, symphony, telephone, thermometer, tontine (life insurance), torpedo,

typewriter, universal joint, university, vermouth, violin,

Food:  the Big Mac, Blimpie, Caesar salad, Carabba's Italian Grill, Chef Boy Ar Dee, the Chipwich,

Fuddruckers, Gino's Hamburgers, Romano's Macaroni Grill, the Philly cheesesteak, Planters Peanuts, Subway,

Automobiles:   Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Maserati

Some of the best musicians, singers and composers in all genres of music

Ray Anthony, Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Brigati, Al Caiola, Jim Capaldi, Felix Cavaliere, Perry Como,

Jim Croce, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Dion DiMucci, Ronnie James Dio, Fabian, Four Seasons, Connie Francis,

Steve Gadd, Bob Gaudio, Selena Gomez, Mya Harrison, the Hudson Brothers, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Joni James,

the Jonas Brothers, Frankie Laine, Cyndi Lauper, Guy Lombardo, Madonna, Johnny Maestro, Henry Mancini,

Dean Martin, Al Martino, Tim McGraw, Don McLean, Natalie Merchant, Joe Perry, Louis Prima,

Jimmy Roselli, Shakira, Frank Sinatra, Nikki Sixx, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Steven Tyler,

Jerry Vale, Frankie Valli, Harry Warren, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Frank Zappa. 

JAZZ:  Lousi Bellson, Chris Botti, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Vince Guaraldi, Stephane Grappelli,

Quincy Jones, Papa Jack Laine, Chuck Mangione, Art Pepper, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Satriani,

CLASSICAL & OPERA:   Andrea Bocelli, Enrico Caruso, Arcangelo Corelli, Domenico Donizetti,

Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Gioachino Rossini, Arturo Toscanini, Giuseppe Verdi, Antonio Vivaldi,


Some of the finest musical instrument builders and companies:

Stradivarius violins, master archtop guitar builders John D'Angelico and Jimmy D'Aquisto,

Mario Maccaferri, Nicola Amati, Luigi Mozzani, Crumar electronic synthesizers, Giannini Guitars,

EKO guitars, Farfisa organ company, etc.

Italians have impacted everything in society from Roman architecture,

government, the roads they built, to explorations of the Americas,

to some of the most gifted actors, directors, musicians, athletes,

inventors, businessmen, etc.