"Who Do You Think You Are?" Marisa Tomei Episode
Posted by Grace
Spoiler alert! Don’t read if you don’t want to know what
happened on Marisa Tomei’s episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on NBC.
I missed some of tonight’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”
and here’s why:
But I did see that she started out at home in New York,
where her mother retold the family legend about how Marisa’s great-grandfather
Leopold was killed in a bar by a jealous husband or someone he owed money to. That
was the story Tomei wanted to find out about.
In Italy, Marisa was at first thrown off track by a cemetery
record that said Leopold had died of an illness. That would have been a major
bummer after all the murder mystery buildup.
But later (after the part I missed except to notice the beautiful
Italian scenery and Marisa Tomei’s enviable wardrobe), newspaper articles and
court records show that Leopold was killed by a business partner who'd been fired. The
man hired a fancy lawyer and got off with a minor charge, then disappeared.
I think my favorite part of the episode was the letter a cousin
wrote to Marisa to share memories of Leopold’s wife Adelaide. What a dream that
If you missed this episode, you can watch it on the show's website.
See our "Who Do You Think You Are?" page for beginning research resources including our free downloadable Getting Started Cheat Sheet, plus show news and tweets.
If you have Italian roots to research, consult our $4 downloadable Italian Genealogy Guide and the book Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans by John Philip Colletta.
"Who Do You Think You Are?" | Celebrity Roots | Italian roots
Friday, February 10, 2012 9:57:28 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)