Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa; April 16, 1912 – January 6, 1997) was an Italian-American actress. She began acting when her son Martin Scorsese cast her in his film It's Not Just You, Murray! Scorsese was of Italian descent and frequently played the role of an Italian mother. She is perhaps most well known for her appearance in her son's film Goodfellas, as Mrs. DeVito, Tommy's mother. She also published a recipe book, Italianamerican: The Scorsese Family Cookbook.