Joe Lanza

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Thompsonville, Connecticut, USA
Joseph Lanza was born in Thompsonville, Connecticut on April 20, 1923. One of a dozen children, Joey had the advantage of a great deal of freedom. He returned to complete his senior year in high school after serving in the Air Force during World War II, and graduated from UCLA seventeen years later at the age of 39 (June 1962). Joey's job resume lists over seventy different occupations, from shining shoes to stage and film choreographer. This vast area of job experiences fortunately turned out to provide him with an endless supply of material for his first love, writing. Read more...