Tony Danza (born Antonio Salvatore Iadanza; April 21, 1951) is a U.S. actor known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the 1997 sitcom The Tony Danza Show. Danza was born in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Anne Cammisa Iadanza (-) and Matty Iadanza (-), both of whom died from cancer. Matty Iadanza worked as a garbage man in Brooklyn. Danza's father was of Italian ancestry and Danza's mother was an immigrant from Sicily in Italy. He has a younger brother, Matty Jr. (born 1954), a Los Angeles restaurant owner. When Danza was 14, he and his family relocated to Malverne, New York on Long Island. Danza attended Malverne High School, graduating in 1968. In the first episode of his show 'Teach: Tony Danza', Danza describes himself as a 'bad student' in high school.
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