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 Lydia DeLucca (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Dolly DeLucca (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Paul DeLucca / ... (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Frank DeLucca (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Jackie O'Grady (36 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Plum Wilkinson / ... (29 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Victor Leski (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Dr. Eric Hackett (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement, and heads to college. This doesn't make her ex-boyfriend Lou happy, who thinks she is wasting her time getting an education. Her family is none too supportive either. Her mother, Dolly, thinks marriage would be better since she thinks Lydia can't take care of herself. Her dad, Frank, cares more about the New York Giants than Lydia's psych term paper. But that's life... Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Lydia Denise DeLucca: I want to be self-actualised!! . . . And I want to know what that means!
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Referenced in The Sopranos: In Camelot (2004) See more »

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Learnin' As I Go
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by Spencer Proffer & Steve Plunkett
Performed by Heather Paige Kent
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Excellent show with inspiration and heart.
10 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I felt this was an excellent show. It had a very strong cast who played a close knit Italian American family with, like all families, both good and bad qualities. This was the backdrop for the main story of their daughter, Lydia, who was trying to be her own person, and discovering just who that was by going to college. It was inspiring and empowering. It was entertaining and had heart. What more do people want? It was quite sad to see it go, especially Heather Paige Kent, who played the lead role of Lydia so well. There must be other great roles out there for her, hopefully soon. Kevin Dillan went on to do well in Entourage, but I liked his role as Lydia's annoying but endearing brother even more.


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