Birth name: Larry Mazzeo
Born: August 15, 1955,
Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA
"Why is Ritchie's middle name ROSEBUD?"
It has nothing to do with the famous Orson Welles film Citizen Kane.
Before Ritchie was born, the relatives of both Rob and his wife, Laura (Mary
Tyler Moore) gathered to decide on the perfect names for the yet unborn boy.
To make everyone happy, Rob took the first letter of each person's suggestion
and came up with the middle of name of ROSEBUD: "R" for Robert (his
Dad), "O" for Oscar suggested by Laura's mother), "S" for
Sam (Rob's Dad's name), "E" for Edward (for Laura's Father's brother),
"B" for Benjamin (Suggested by Rob's mother), "U" for Ulysses
(suggested by Rob's grandfather) and "D" for David (suggested by Rob's
grandfather). Maurice "Buddy" Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam), Rob's writing
partner suggested that Rob name his kid "Exit" so that if he became
an actor his name would be in every theater in the country!