Gene Rizzi (Eugenio Valentino Rizzi)

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Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Gene Rizzi was born Eugenio Valentino Rizzi on April 1, 1913, in the tiny village of Tret, Austria (now Italy), near the Italian Alps. His father died seven months earlier after returning to Austria from the United States. Gene's mother, Anna Maria Flor, raised him and his three siblings by herself and eventually moved the family back to Rock Springs, Wyoming, where the Rizzi family had originally had sheep ranching interests. Traveling to and from Europe many times as a youth, Gene settled in Vienna, Austria, to attend the Music Conservatory of Vienna as a violin student. Read more...


Character: Stranger who draws on The Kid

The Outlaw 1943

Character: Seaman Rizzi

Crash Dive 1943