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tony rosato

Today's great Italian has great written all over him. He was born in Naples but grew up in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto. A brilliant and hilarious comic actor and writer, he famously played the boozy celebrity chef Marcello Sebastiano (based on Chef Pasquale who appeared on this site in an earlier great Italian post) on SCTV, a show that was about twenty years ahead of its time.

But the crazy tragic thing about him is that he's currently behind bars for criminally harrassing his wife! He was denied bail for mental health reasons (he's a certifiable Capgras syndrome sufferer), and his trial is scheduled for November - an unheard of two years after his initial arrest! Today's great Italian is great in the way that all tragic figures are. Today's great Italian is Tony Rosato.  

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