Carmela M Zecca (1915 - 1990)

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Carmela M (Ranallo) Zecca
1915 - 1990
December 10, 1915
July 13, 1990
Phoenix, Arizona
Carmela M Zecca was born on December 10, 1915. Her maiden name is Ranallo and she married into the Zecca family. She is the child of Gerimia Ranallo and Christina Ziccardi. According to her family tree, Carmela was mother to 2 children. Carmela's partner was Silverio Zecca Sr., and they had children Rosalie C Zecca and Silverio Zecca Jr.. She died on July 13, 1990 at Phoenix, Arizona at age 74.
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Carmela M Zecca, mother to 2 children, passed away on July 13, 1990 at Phoenix, Arizona at 74 years of age. She was born on December 10, 1915. She is the child of Gerimia Ranallo and Christina Ziccardi. According to her family tree, Carmela's partner was Silverio Zecca Sr., and they had children Rosalie C Zecca and Silverio Zecca Jr..

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In 1915, in the year that Carmela M Zecca was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1920, by the time she was just 5 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1968, she was 53 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1985, at the age of 70 years old, Carmela was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1990, in the year of Carmela M Zecca's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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