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Fortune Gallo, Italian impresario. awarded Chevalier, Commendatore, Crown of Italy.

Background

Gallo, Fortune was born on May 9, 1878 in Torremaggiore, Italy. Son of Tommaso and Zelinda (Accetturo) Gallo.

Education

Educated in Italy.

Career

Came to the United States, 1895, naturalized, 1900. Owner, manager opera companies since 1901. Now president and treasurer San Carlo Grand Opera Company 37th (trans-continental tour).

Manager United States Tours for Eleanore Duse, Ruggiero Leoncevello. Tour director Roman Choir of Vatican Churches, 1947-1948. Producer summer operetta seasons Jones Beach, Long Island, New York, Municipal Stadium, New York City, Louisville, Kentucky, Cleveland O.

Grand opera Water Gate, Washington, District of Columbia Directed tours Anna Pavlowa and Ballet, Original Ballet Russe, Massine Ballet Russe Highlights. Producer, 10 years of grand opera, Center Theatre, Rockefeller Center, New York Knighted three times by Italian Government. Awarded Chevalier, Commendatore, Crown of Italy.

Membership

Clubs: New York Athletic, Kiwanis, Lotus, Grand Street Boys.

Connections

Married Cofia Charlebois, 1913 (died October 13, 1948).

father:
Tommaso Gallo

mother:
Zelinda (Accetturo) Gallo

spouse:
Sofia Charlebois