Actor, Producer And Writer Tony Lo Bianco Honored By The Italian American One Voice Coalition
Membership Meeting A Huge Success
Members of the Italian American One Voice Coalition honored Italian American actor, producer and writer Tony Lo Bianco at its annual membership meeting Saturday, September 24th at ‘The Chandelier Restaurant’ in Belleville, NJ.
“We were pleased to be joined by Mr. Lo Bianco and his wife at our annual membership meeting,” said One Voice president Doctor Manny Alfano. “His 60-plus years of achievement are a small example of the many accomplishments Italian Americans have made in the world of entertainment.”
More than one hundred people attended the event. They heard from The Honorable NJ State Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, former Assemblyman Paul Degaetano, Italian American businessman and philanthropist Salvatore Davino and actor and singer Nick Addeo.
One Voice Executive Board Member Andre DiMino narrated a short power point presentation on the many ways One Voice successfully continues to combat negative stereotyping of Italian Americans in the media.
Later Assemblyman Caputo presented Mr. Lo Bianco with a Legislative Proclamation honoring his many accomplishments including major roles in such film classics as ‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Seven Ups’.
Lo Bianco’s speech included a live reading of ‘Just a Common Soldier’– the production of which was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards. The attendees were also surprised with a major impromptu monetary donation to One Voice courtesy of Mr. Davino.
“In all it was a wonderful representation of what Italian Americans can do when we join forces to fight negative Italian American stereotypes – which continues to be One Voice’s mission,” said Alfano. (Photos attached)