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Rodolfo Cipolla (Rudy) was born in San Marco Argentano on 1900, Sept 25th. His parents
were Vincenzo Cipolla and Maria Amalia Guaglianone. Vincenzo Cipolla, son of Giovanni
and Angela Caruso, was born in Mongrassano, a little village of Albanian origin,
Amalia in San Marco Argentano where they married on Oct 7, 1899. Vincenzo was a
barber with workshop at via Giudeca.
Here is the genealogical tree of Rudy. Besides Cipolla, the families he was descending
from are Caruso, Guaglianone, Stamato, but only the last two lived at San Marco
Argentano; we have not documents about the grandparents of Rudy since they lived
Vincenzo and Amalia with Rodolfo and Giulia Gennarina, a daugther born on 1902,
emigrated to America on 1908, where Rodolfo, called Rudy, became a famous mandolinist
Here are some news about Rudy written by his nephew Jon : "He wrote and played
music for the movies 'Capone' and 'Peggy Sue Got Married'. He was the chubby guy
in the window (shadowed) of the Moose lodge playing the mandolin in Peggy Sue..."
Some years ago the town of Cosenza organized a musical meeting in which the figure
of Rudy and his works were remembered.