106 and Still Going Strong

They just don’t build people like James Mallamace any more. The Italian immigrant — who arrived in America on the Fourth of July — has lived in three centuries, seen Halley’s Comet twice and divorced three wives — the last one 63 years his junior. This man with a third-grade education has been an entrepreneur, inventor, fisherman and winemaker. And on Friday, he celebrated his 106th birthday, still able to dance the polka, still lucid, still full of dreams.


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