Kirk Douglas

by ethnic on November 26, 2016

Birth Name: Issur Danielovitch

Place of Birth: Amsterdam, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 9, 1916

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Kirk Douglas is an American actor, director, producer, and author. He is the father of actor Michael Douglas, with actress Diana Dill. Kirk’s parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Issur Danielovitch, were Belarusian Jews. In the United States, his family took on the surname “Demsky”.

Kirk is married to actress German-born Anne Buydens. Anne is a convert to Judaism.

Sources: http://www.jpost.com

Kirk Douglas (then Isadore Demsky) on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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John Glenn RIP

by follers on January 8, 2016

Birth Name: John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1921

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: December 8, 2016

Place of Death: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Irish, English

John Glenn was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and politician. In 1962, as part of the Friendship 7 mission, he was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space.

A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, from December 24, 1974 to January 3, 1999.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1984.

John was the son of Clara Theresa/Teresa (Sproat) and John Herschel Glenn.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Comin/Cummin Glenn (the son of Gabriel Glenn and Jane “Jennie”/Jennett Wilson). Gabriel was born in Pennsylvania, the son of David Glenn, who was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and of Nancy Ann Dunlap, who was born in Monaghan, Ireland. Jane was the daughter of Josiah Wilson and Rebecca Warden.

John’s paternal grandmother was Mary Margaret White (the daughter of Thomas White and Jane Schriver/Shriver). Jane was the daughter of Adam Shull Schriver/Shriver and Delilah Gordon.

John’s maternal grandfather was Charles Alvah or Alexander Sproat (the son of Joseph Newton Sproat and Elizabeth Miliken). Joseph was the son of Alexander H. Sproat and Elizabeth Craft.

John’s maternal grandmother was Jennie May/Mary Johnson (the daughter of William Burns Johnson and Deborah Laughlin). William was the son of John Johnson and Mary Burns. Deborah was the daughter of Alexander Laughlin and Sarah Robe.

Sources: Genealogies of John Glenn – https://www.geni.com
https://famouskin.com
http://www.findagrave.com

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Romany Malco

by ethnic on June 16, 2015

Romany Malco at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Blades of Glory' he

Birth Name: Romany Romanic Malco, Jr.

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1968

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian

Romany Malco is an American actor and music producer. He was part of the hip hop group College Boyz. His family is from Trinidad.

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T. J. Miller

by follers on December 15, 2014

2012 Los Angeles Film Festival - "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" - Arrivals

Birth Name: Todd Joseph Miller

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 4, 1981

Ethnicity:
*English, Swedish, German, Scottish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

T. J. Miller is an American actor, director, and comedian.

His father is of English, Swedish, German, and Scottish descent. His mother is Jewish (of German Jewish, Austrian Jewish, Russian Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish descent).

T. J.’s paternal grandfather was Ernest William Miller (the son of Albert Monroe Miller and Alta K. Roberts). Albert was the son of Phillip Miller and Mary Ellen Vaughn. Alta was the daughter of Thomas A. Roberts and Cornelia Acenath Kenneday.

T. J.’s paternal grandmother was Margery Louise Olson (the daughter of Andrew Belmont Olson and Nancy Mary Comstock). Andrew was of Swedish descent, the son of Andrew Belmont Olson and Josephine/Josefine Othelia Lonquist. Nancy was the daughter of Crocker Henry Comstock and Mary Ann Funk.

T. J.’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Louis Jaffe, Jr. (the son of Joseph Louis Jaffe and Stella Rosenberg). T. J.’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in California, to parents from Germany, Lewis Jaffe and Johanna Oppenheim/Coppenhen. Stella was also born in California, the daughter of Wolf Rosenberg, who was born in Germany, and of Esther C. Kaplan, who was born in California, to parents from Germany.

T. J.’s maternal grandmother was Virginia Clara Bayer (the daughter of William S. Bayer and Gertrude L. Grossberg). William was born in Galicia, Austria. Gertrude was born in Illinois, to parents from Russia or Lithuania, Louis Grossberg and Rebecca Lane. T. J.’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother Rebecca was the daughter of Rabbi Abel Lane and Clara Kallen.

Sources: Genealogy of T. J. Miller – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of T. J.’s paternal grandparents, Ernest William Miller and Margery Louise Olson – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of T. J.’s paternal grandmother, Margery Louise (Olson) Miller – https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net

T. J.’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Louis Jaffe, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

T. J.’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Louis Jaffe and Stella Rosenberg, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

T. J.’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Louis Jaffe, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

T. J.’s maternal great-grandmother, Stella Rosenberg, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

T. J.’s maternal grandmother, Virginia Clara Bayer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Virginia Clara Bayer on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

T. J.’s maternal great-grandparents, William S. Bayer and Gertrude L. Grossberg, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

T. J.’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude L. Grossberg, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Lily Collins

by ethnic on March 31, 2012

Birth Name: Lily Jane Collins

Place of Birth: Guildford, Surrey South Western, Surrey, England

Date of Birth: 18 March, 1989

Ethnicity:
*English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*English, German (maternal grandmother)

Lily Collins is a British and American actress and model. She is the daughter of British musician Phil Collins (Philip David Charles Collins) and American Jill Tavelman.

Lily was born in Guildford, Surrey South Western, Surrey, England, and moved to Los Angeles, California, at a young age. Lily’s father is of English descent. Lily’s maternal grandfather was Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent), while Lily’s maternal grandmother had English, and some German, ancestry.

Lily’s paternal grandfather was Greville Philip Austin Collins (the son of Austin George Percy Collins and Phillis/Phyllis Mary Piper). Greville was English. Austin was the son of Arthur James Collins and Ellen Piper. Phillis was the daughter of George Henry Piper and Eliza Hall.

Lily’s paternal grandmother was Winifred Strange (the daughter of Charles Ronald Strange and Lillie/Lilly Maud Tozer). Winifred was English, and was a prominent theatrical agent. Lily’s great-grandmother Lillie was the daughter of Alfred Tozer and Sarah Ann Whall.

Lily’s maternal grandfather was Jack Charles Tavelman (the son of Joseph B. Tavelman and Clara Gelen). Jack was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Russian Jewish parents. Joseph was the son of Jacob Tavelman and Freida Brill.

Lily’s maternal grandmother was Billie Jeanette/Jane Shoaff (the daughter of David Ernest Shoaff and Mary Tommie Miller). Billie was born in California, and had English, and some German, ancestry. David was from Virginia, and was the son of The Rev. James Watts Shoaff, a Protestant minister, and of his wife, Nettie Frasher. Lily’s great-grandmother Mary Tommie was from Mississippi.

Sources: Genealogies of Lily Collins (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

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Katherine Waterston

March 8, 2010

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Edmund Ho

December 10, 2016

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Fernando Chui

December 10, 2016

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Tung Chee-hwa

December 10, 2016

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Donald Tsang

December 10, 2016

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Leung Chun-ying

December 10, 2016

Place of Birth: British Hong Kong (now Hong Kong) Date of Birth: 12 August, 1954 Ethnicity: Han Chinese Leung Chun-ying is a Hong Kong politician. He has been the third and incumbent Chief Executive of Hong Kong, since 1 July, 2012. He is the son of Leung Zung-jan and Kong Sau-zi. He is married to […]

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