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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 May 1944Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameRudolph William Louis Giuliani
Nicknames Rudy
America's Mayor
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rudolph W. Giuliani is considered by history to be one of the most successful mayors of New York City, a job many political pundits consider the hardest job in the U.S. He certainly was the greatest mayor in the history of the Big Apple since the great Fiorello LaGuardia. However, he proved an utter failure as a Presidential candidate in the 2008 Republican primaries.

Giuliani made his reputation during the Ronald Reagan administration as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Giuliani became the most famous mob-buster since Thomas E. Dewey, the former governor of New York State and two-time Republican nominee for President of the U.S. (1944 & '48). Giuliani's reputation as a master administrator was solidified by his staunch handling of the City after the 9/11 terrorist strikes, which could have plunged the Greater Metropolitan New York area into chaos with devastating national effects. In contrast to the handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans by local, state and federal officials, Giuliani guided the city and -- in tandem with President George W. Bush -- the nation, through the difficult weeks that followed the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Giuliani, a liberal Republican, made a very poor showing in the 2008 race for the Republican Presidential nomination. His career is hardly through, and history has yet to write its final pages on the former mayor of New York.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Spouse (3)

Judith Nathan (24 May 2003 - present)
Donna Hanover (15 April 1984 - 10 July 2002) (divorced) (2 children)
Regina Peruggi (26 October 1968 - 1982) (annulled)

Trivia (17)

His first marriage was annulled after 14 years when he says he discovered he was married to his second cousin.
(1994-2001) Mayor of New York City.
Awarded the title Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his outstanding help and support to the bereaved British families in New York by Queen Elizabeth II. [October 2001]
Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year 2001."
Named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year 2001."
Named A&E's "Biography of the Year 2001."
(December 23, 2001) Named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" for his performance during and after the terrorist attacks on New York City that caused the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
During his term as mayor, regularly appeared on Saturday Night Live (1975), frequently to comment on current events and to good-naturedly mock his own performance.
Married longtime girlfriend Judith Nathan on the lawn of his former residence, Gracie Mansion, by mayor Michael Bloomberg. The 400 guests included Yogi Berra, Henry Kissinger, Beverly Sills, Vera Wang, Donald Trump, former New York governor Hugh Carey, and Barbara Walters. Giuliani's son Andrew was the best man; Nathan's daughter Whitney was the maid of honor. (24 May 2003).
Was a Democrat until he switched parties in 1975.
Graduate of New York University Law School
Dressed as Marilyn Monroe and performed "Happy birthday, Mr. President" at the Inner Circle dinner, where New York City journalists satirize city, state and national politics, then was joined by Julie Andrews, also in drag, on stage. (8 March 1997)
Attained pop culture status when he appeared on Saturday Night Live (1975) as a New York City cab driver who, complaining about the city, utters the line "Friggin' Giuliani.".
Father, with Donna Hanover, of daughter, Caroline Giuliani (aka Caroline Rose Giuliani), born in 1989, and son, Andrew Giuliani (aka Andrew Harold Giuliani), born on January 30, 1986.
Portrayed by James Woods in the biopic, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003).
Celebrities Kelsey Grammer, Adam Sandler, Bo Derek, Kevin James, Jon Voight, Joel Surnow, John Elway, Jeff Gordon and Johnny Damon all endorsed his bid for President in 2008.
He gained ample attention in 2001 for being mayor of New York when the World Trade Center was attacked on 11 September of that year. The political activist group Outspoken Word Troupe published a piece called "A Tale of Two Giulianis", in reference to anti-globalization protester Carlo Giuliani, killed by the police at the G8 protest in Genoa, Italy in July of that year. The collection of poems contrasted the two men.

Personal Quotes (2)

We only see the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do and how you do it.
I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay rights.

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