American people of Sicilian descent

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  2. Lady Gaga
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  3. Jon Bon Jovi
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  4. Leah Remini
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  6. Milo Ventimiglia
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  11. Dean Martin
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  17. Joe Manganiello
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  19. Nancy Sinatra
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  20. Sully Erna
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  21. David Caruso
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  22. Paula Prentiss
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  23. Rachael Ray
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  24. Cyndi Lauper
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