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Famous Italian-Americans

Based on the descriptions, name these famous Americans of Italian descent.
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First submittedAugust 6, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 12, 2014
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"The Chairman of the Board"
Frank Sinatra
Schwarzenegger's "Twin"
Danny DeVito
Actor who was Michael Corleone
Al Pacino
Honest cop depicted by the above
Frank Serpico
"Who's the Boss?"
Tony Danza
Famous bodybuilder of
of the early/mid 20th century
Charles Atlas
Built the first nuclear reactor
Enrico Fermi
NYC mayor and airport namesake
Fiorello La Guardia
History's only undefeated
heavyweight champ
Rocky Marciano
Wrote "The Godfather"
Mario Puzo
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Leader of the Four Seasons
Frankie Valli
Where have you gone, our nation turns
its lonely eyes to you?
Joe DiMaggio
Legendary Green Bay Packers coach
Vince Lombardi
He was my cousin Vinny
Joe Pesci
She was cousin Vinny's fiancée
Marisa Tomei
Invented an ice-smoothing machine
Frank Zamboni
Arch-conservative Supreme Court
justice since 1986
Antonin Scalia
Pyramid schemer of 1920's Boston
Charles Ponzi
First female Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
NYC mayor during 9/11
Rudy Giuliani
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level 71
Sep 12, 2014
This may be quibbling, but Ponzi operated in Boston, not New York.
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level 80
Sep 12, 2014
If you were in Boston in the 1920s, it's probably not quibbling.
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2014
Fixed
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level 43
Sep 12, 2014
Shouldn't Alfredo Pacino work? (:
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level 66
Sep 12, 2014
Just use last names. It's easier. :D
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level 72
Aug 1, 2018
He famously got rid of the Fredo part.
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level 77
Sep 12, 2014
oooohh.... zamboni... I was thinking you were looking for the guy who invented Italian ice... sometimes called shaved ice or Hawaiian ice I think. basically very finely crushed ice with sugary syrup poured over top of it. If I was thinking of ice skating or hockey then I would have gotten that one.
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level 71
Sep 12, 2014
We can do without pejorative terms like "arch-Conservative". Conservative works just fine. Unless you want to say "Flaming leftist" with Nancy Pelosi to make it balanced.
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2014
"Arch" is not meant as a pejorative.
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level 77
Sep 13, 2014
If you believe that "conservative" is a pejorative then adding "arch" to it would make it worse. Maybe that's what rgc was saying.
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level 76
Sep 12, 2014
Got Faraday in my head, and couldn't jump to Fermi. Why does my brain play these tricks on me???
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level 45
Sep 12, 2014
Missed one. Tried various spellings of "Rocky Graciano" before time ran out and I found it the answer was "Rocky Marciano"! Oy!
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level 56
Sep 13, 2014
where's De Niro?
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level ∞
Sep 13, 2014
He's only 1/4 Italian
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level 43
Sep 13, 2014
Got the lowest guessed one (Atlas) but missed Frankie Valli. Not sure how I feel about this.
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level 64
Sep 12, 2015
Al Smith?
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level 80
Mar 30, 2017
The Scalia clue should be updated to read 1986-2016.
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
Indeed.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2019
Alternatively, you can just change the clue date to 2006, and the answer magically becomes Samuel Alito!
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
"Lombardy" for Lombardi?
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level 72
Aug 1, 2018
So legendary, Italy named a whole region after an American football coach.
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level 43
Nov 5, 2018
I thought of Italian Ice as well. In Philadelphia it’s called water ice.
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level 79
Mar 3, 2019
Really? "Water ice" is not an appetizing-sounding name.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2019
It is if you’re from Philadelphia!