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Title Brani Della Carriera Artistica Dell'Artista Comm. Rocco De Russo [Autobiography]
Author Wawrick, R I
Date Oct 1971
Document Type Personal Account; Ephemera
Reference IHRC524, Box 1, Folder 1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name De Russo, Rocco Papers
Description Autobiography of Rocco DeRusso. Includes some images, and a theatre poster.
Biographical Note / History Rocco De Russo was born in Italy and began writing plays in 1914. His life was dedicated to the work of a playwright and actor, with his company, “Arte Vera", touring various cities in the United States presenting De Russo’s productions. The performances were presented in auditoriums and high school gyms, in the 1940s and 50s according to flyers in the collection. De Russo’s career in Italian-American theater was followed in Italian-American newspapers. Later in life the playwright turned poet and published some of his work in 'La Follia Di New York'. De Russo also wrote musical compositions, some of which were made into recording. He died on 14 June 1975.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) Unites States of America
Ports New York, United States
Nationality Italian; European; American; Italian-American
People de Russo, Rocco
Keywords emigrant, theatre, music, poetry, actor, employment, national identity, biography, newspaper
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language Italian
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