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Anthony Martignetti Passes Away, Well Known for Prince Spaghetti Commercial in North End

Anthony Martignetti, well known for his part in the famous Prince Spaghetti commercial, has passed away at age 63. It was 1969 when 12-year-old Martignetti filmed the commercial as the boy running through the neighborhood while his mother (played by Mary Fiumara) yelled out “Anthony! Anthony!” from a window on Powers Court. He later worked Read More…

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Obituary: Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End [Prince Pasta TV Mother]

Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End, famous for her “Anthony! Anthony!” part in the original Prince Pasta commercial, passed away at age 88 on Tuesday, February 2nd. The TV classic first aired in 1969 with Anthony Martignetti. Playing Anthony’s mother, Mary Fiumara shouted out a window on Powers Court. The official obituary is shown below with service information. Mary Read More…

Arts & Culture

Globe Interviews Original Anthony About Prince Spaghetti Commercial Remake Without Him

Following up with Anthony Martignetti, the Boston Globe asks why the new Prince Spaghetti commercial has a new actor instead of the original Anthony! Martignetti says he doesn’t want to sound bitter, but being asked why he’s not in the new commercial has become as common as hearing people yell his name. “Why couldn’t they Read More…

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Young Anthony! in Remake of Prince Spaghetti TV Commercial has North End Connections

North End-born, Prince Pasta, launched a remake of its famous “Anthony! Anthony!” Prince Spaghetti television commercial this week bringing a new young actor to the role, Thomas Lee DeSimone. The new “Anthony” is 9 years old and the grandnephew of longtime North End residents, Patricia and Armand “Tip” Thiboutot. Thomas currently lives in Hamilton, Mass. Read More…

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Prince Pasta Kicks Off 100th Anniversary With Mayor Menino, Pallotta Sisters and Food Truck in North End Greenway Parks

It’s Wednesday so it must be Prince Spaghetti Day! Actually, it is the 100th Anniversary of Prince Pasta and the company is holding a month-long celebration with a “Born in Boston” Food Truck and a display of pasta sculptures of Boston Landmarks by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students. Prince Pasta was actually founded Read More…

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Prince Spaghetti Tapes New Version of “Anthony!” TV Commercial in North End

Forty-four years later, Prince Spaghetti is re-creating its famous “Anthony!” television commercial in the North End. This week, film crews showed up on Margaret Street, Sheafe Street and Cleveland Place to tape new scenes, captured below in photos by North End resident, Chuck Sether. At the bottom of this post, watch the original 1969 version Read More…

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“Anthony!!” – 40 Years Ago in the North End

It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1969 … a very memorable time: Apollo 11 Moon Landing (link to video report by Walter Cronkite) Woodstock (link to ABC News video of reminiscing) Brian Adams – Summer of 1969 (not actually “from” 1969 … nonetheless, a link to music video) But it was also Read More…