Albert Brooks

by follers on June 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES - DEC 12:  Albert Brooks arrives to the 'This is 40'

Birth Name: Albert Lawrence Einstein

Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 22, 1947

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Albert Brooks is an American actor, writer, comedian, and director. He voiced Marlin in the films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.

Albert is Jewish (his family was from Austria, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine). His mother, Thelma Leeds (Goodman), was an actress and singer, and his father, Harry Einstein, was a radio comedian who performed under the name Parkyakarkus. Albert’s brother is entertainer Super Dave Osborne (Bob Einstein). Albert is married to Kimberly Shlain (Kimberly is Jewish).

Albert’s paternal grandparents were Chaskel/Charles Einstein (the son of Josef Einstein and Sara/Sarah Eisler) and Sarah Klayman/Klagman/Klagmann (the daughter of Isaac Klayman and Frade Alter). Chaskel was a Jewish immigrant, who was born in Mielec, Poland. Albert’s grandmother Sarah Klayman was also a Jewish immigrant, born in Berdychiv, Ukraine.

Albert’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Goodman (the son of Israel T. Goodman and Bella Dona/Dunn) and Katie/Kate Leventhal (the daughter of Jacob Leventhal and Celia/Cillie Immerman). Joseph and Katie were Russian Jewish immigrants.

Source: Genealogy of Albert Brooks –

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andrew June 17, 2014 at 6:41 am

taxi driver!

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