Rizzo (surname)
Rizzo is a surname of Italian origin. Like "Ricci," it is derived from the adjective riccio, meaning curly, as a way to describe someone with curly hair. It may refer to:

  • Alberto Rizzo
    Alberto Rizzo
    Alberto Rizzo was a fashion photographer and painter. He was born on May 2, 1932 in La Spezia, Italy. His work has been published in various magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Paris Vogue and Vogue Italia. He lived and worked in New York City for over 40 years. He died in Miami, FL,...

    , fashion photographer and painter
  • Alex Rizzo
    Alex Rizzo
    Alex Rizzo was a professional wrestler, best known for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling as Big Dick Dudley, the eldest of the Dudley Family.-Professional wrestling career:...

    , professional wrestler
  • Anthony Rizzo (filmmaker), film writer and director
  • Anthony Rizzo (baseball)
    Anthony Rizzo (baseball)
    Anthony Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball...

    , baseball player
  • Antonio Rizzo
    Antonio Rizzo
    Antonio Rizzo is an Italian footballer who plays for Ravenna at Lega Pro Prima Divisione.-Early career:Rizzo started his career at A.S. Roma. He joined Serie C2 side Gubbio in co-ownership deal. In summer 2003, he joined Serie B side Fiorentina who promoted from Serie C2 in co-ownership for €77,500...

    , Italian footballer
  • Frank Rizzo
    Frank Rizzo
    Francis Lazarro "Frank" Rizzo, Sr. was an American police officer and politician. He served two terms as mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from January 1972 to January 1980; he was Police Commissioner for four years prior to that.-Police Commissioner:Rizzo joined the Philadelphia Police...

    , former Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Frank L. Rizzo, Jr.
    Frank L. Rizzo, Jr.
    Frank L. Rizzo, Jr., nicknamed "Franny", born March 5, 1943, is an American politician. He is son of former Mayor Frank Rizzo, and is a Republican Philadelphia City Councilman....

    , politician and son of the aforementioned mayor
  • Jilly Rizzo
    Jilly Rizzo
    Ermenigildo "Jilly" Rizzo was an American restaurateur and entertainer.-Biography:A long-time friend of Frank Sinatra, Rizzo was mentioned in several of Sinatra's recordings and made cameo appearances in several of Sinatra's films. Mr...

    , restaurateur and associate of Frank Sinatra
  • Linda Jo Rizzo
    Linda Jo Rizzo
    Linda Jo Rizzo is a singer, composer and producer, currently based in Germany. Originally from Italy, she was a photomodel and studied nourishing sciences in New York. She met there Bobby Orlando and participated in his group The Flirts...

    , singer, composer and musical producer
  • Luigi Rizzo
    Luigi Rizzo
    Luigi Rizzo, Conte di Grado e di Premuda was an Italian naval officer. He is famous for sinking the Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István in June 1918.-Biography:...

    , Italian naval officer and World War I hero
  • Marc Rizzo
    Marc Rizzo
    Marc Rizzo is the lead guitarist of American metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño. He has featured on four Soulfly albums to date: Prophecy, Dark Ages, Conquer, and Omen. He has also released three solo instrumental albums; Colossal Myopia, The Ultimate Devotion, and Legionnaire...

    , current lead guitarist of Brazilian Metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño
  • Marco Rizzo
    Marco Rizzo
    Marco Rizzo is an Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament for the North-West with the Party of Italian Communists, Member of the Bureau of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer...

    , Italian politician
  • Mauro Rizzo
    Mauro Rizzo
    Mauro Rizzo is an Italian footballer who currently without a club.-Biography:Born in Galatina, the Province of Lecce, Rizzo started his career at U.S. Lecce. He played his first and only match on the last match of 2001–02 Serie A season, a 0-3 lost to A.C. Milan, replaced Alberto Savino in the...

    , Italian footballer
  • Mike Rizzo
    Mike Rizzo
    Michael "Mike" Rizzo, is an American DJ/remixer from New York City since the early 1990s. He is well known for working with various artists such as Jennifer Green and Sun, all of whom scored hits on both Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts.He also achieved success on both...

    , DJ and music producer
  • Mike Rizzo (baseball)
    Mike Rizzo (baseball)
    Michael Anthony Rizzo is the General Manager and Executive Vice President of baseball operations of the Washington Nationals...

    , baseball executive
  • Pat Rizzo
    Pat Rizzo
    Pat Rizzo is an American saxophonist and flautist, best known for his work with funk band Sly and the Family Stone from 1972 to 1975.During this period Rizzo also performed with Tito Puente and Frank Sinatra. He started performing in the sixties with The Cufflinks...

    , saxophonist for Sly & the Family Stone
  • Patti Rizzo
    Patti Rizzo
    Patrice "Patti" Rizzo is an American professional golfer and golf instructor.Rizzo was born in Hollywood, Florida. A collegiate All-American at the University of Miami, among her significant victories as an amateur were the Eastern Women's Amateur and Mexican Amateur in 1980, a year when she was...

    , professional golfer
  • Pedro Rizzo
    Pedro Rizzo
    Pedro Augusto Rizzo is an Brazilian mixed martial artist and Muay Thai fighter. He has a professional MMA record of 19–9–0 as of July 17, 2010. He holds notable victories over former UFC Champions Mark Coleman, Dan Severn, Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, Ricco Rodriguez and Ken Shamrock.-Mixed...

    , kickboxer
  • Rob Rizzo
    Rob Rizzo
    Rob Rizzo is a former NASCAR driver. In his career, he scored three top-10 finishes in the Craftsman Truck Series, which was the only series he raced in.-NASCAR career :...

    , NASCAR driver
  • Sócrates Rizzo
    Sócrates Rizzo
    Sócrates Cuauhtémoc Rizzo García is a Mexican politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party . He is a former federal Congressman , mayor of Monterrey and former governor of Nuevo León Rizzo García is the son of Neftalí Rizzo Rizzo and Jovita García Decanini...

    , Mexican politician
  • Tony Rizzo
    Tony Rizzo
    Tony Rizzo is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995....

    , Canadian politician

Fictional characters
  • Betty Rizzo, character from the musical Grease
    Grease (musical)
    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School , follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love,...

    and the popular film version
    Grease (film)
    Grease is a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Warren Casey's and Jim Jacobs's 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway...

     played by Stockard Channing
    Stockard Channing
    Stockard Channing is an American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her portrayal of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing; for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease; and for her role as Ouisa Kittredge in the play Six Degrees of Separation and its...

  • Frank Rizzo, the acerbic and profane character portrayed by Johnny Brennan
  • Luther Rizzo, character from the television series M*A*S*H
  • Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo
    Midnight Cowboy
    Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman and newcomer Jon Voight in the title role. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John...

    , character from the film Midnight Cowboy
  • Deputy Frank Rizzo, character from Reno 911!
    Reno 911!
    Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically COPS, with comic actors playing the police officers. Most of the material is improvised, using a broad outline, and...

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