1 Actor/Actress

Bud Abbott

by follers on May 25, 2017

Birth Name: William Alexander Abbott

Date of Birth: October 2, 1897

Place of Birth: Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: April 24, 1974

Place of Death: Woodland Hills, California, U.S.

*English, possibly Welsh, and other (father)
*German [likely German Jewish] (mother)

Bud Abbott was an American actor, producer, and comedian. He was straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.

His parents were Rae/Ray (Fisher) and Harry/Henry Wilburn/C. Abbott. They worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Bud’s father had English, and likely Welsh, and other, ancestry. Bud’s mother was born in Maryland, the daughter of German immigrants, who were likely Jewish.

Bud’s paternal grandfather was Charles William Abbott (who likely was the son of John G. Abbott and Nancy Agnes Allen). John was the son of Nathan G. Abbott, who was English, and of Anna Johanna Gibson.

Bud’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Williams.

Bud’s maternal grandparents were Alexander/Aleck Fisher and Frederica/Rebecca/Reyka Buxbaum.

Sources: Genealogies of Bud Abbott – https://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Bud’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Bud’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Paul Adelstein

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Birth Name: Paul C. Adelstein

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 29, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Paul Adelstein is an American television and film actor.

Paul is the son of Doris May (Forgash) and Harvey M. Adelstein. Paul’s parents are Jewish. Paul was married to actress Liza Weil, with whom he has a daughter. Liza is also Jewish.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Louis Forgash. Louis was born in Austria.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Sally Berger (the daughter of Isaac Berger and Doris). Sally was born in either Austria or Poland.

Sources: Paul’s mother, Doris May Forgash, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org


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Rockmond Dunbar

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 11, 1973

Ethnicity: African American (including Yoruba Nigerian)

Rockmond Dunbar is an American actor. Rockmond is married to actress Maya Dunbar (born Maya Gilbert).

Rockmond was born in Berkeley, Alameda, California, the son of African-American parents. Rockmond’s mother holds the surname “Lewis”.

According to a DNA test, Rockmond’s ancestry includes Yoruba people from Nigeria.

Sources: Birth record of Rockmond Dunbar – http://www.familysearch.org

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Juan Pablo Raba

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Birth: January 14, 1977

*Argentinian (father)
*Colombian (mother)

Juan Pablo Raba is a Colombian actor.

Juan is the son of Maria Eugenia (Vidal) and Ricardo Raba. Juan was raised in Colombia, Spain, and Argentina.

Juan’s father is originally from Argentina. Juan’s mother is from Palmira, Colombia.

Sources: http://www.elpais.com.co

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Burr Steers

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Birth Name: Burr Gore Steers

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1965

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, German

Burr Steers is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.

Burr is the son of socialite Nina Gore (Auchincloss) and politician Newton Ivan Steers, Jr. His father was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, from 1977 to 1979. His mother was a cousin of laywer/novelist Louis Auchincloss, a step-sister of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and a half-sister of writer Gore Vidal.

Burr’s paternal grandfather was Newton Ivan Steers, Sr. (the son of William Colyer Steers and Margaret R. Gault). Newton was born in New York, to a father from New York and a mother from Canada, whose own parents were Irish. William was the son of Thos E. Steers and Margaret Calhoun. Margaret was the daughter of Alex Gault and Elizabeth Campbell.

Burr’s paternal grandmother was Claire Louise Herder (the daughter of Peter Herder and Charlotte Maria Butler). Claire was born in New York, to a father from Germany and a mother from Ireland.

Burr’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. (the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Sr., and Emma Brewster Jennings). Burr’s great-grandfather Hugh was the son of John L. Auchincloss and Elizabeth Buck; John was born in New York, to a father from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Hugh Auchincloss, and a mother from Pennsylvania, Ann Anthony Stuart. Burr’s great-grandmother Emma was the daughter of Oliver Burr Jennings, a businessperson, who was one of the original stockholders in Standard Oil, and of Esther Judson Goodsell.

Burr’s maternal grandmother was Nina S. Gore (the daughter of Thomas Pryor Gore and Nina Belle Kay). Thomas was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, from 1907 to 1921, and again from 1931 to 1937. Thomas was the son of Thomas/Tom Madison Gore and Caroline/Carrie Elizabeth Wingo. Burr’s great-grandmother Nina was the daughter of John Thomas Kay and Marcella/Macilla McLaughlin.

Burr’s maternal “Gore” line can be traced back to James Gore, who was born, c. 1662, in Wales.

Sources: Genealogy of Burr Steers – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Burr’s paternal great-grandparents, William Colyer Steers and Margaret R. Gault – http://www.familysearch.org

Burr’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret R. Gault, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Burr’s paternal grandmother, Claire Louise Herder, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Burr Steers (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Burr’s maternal grandparents, Hugh Dudley Auchincloss, Jr. and Nina S. Gore – https://www.findagrave.com

Burr’s maternal great-grandmother, Nina Belle Kay, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Burr’s maternal great-grandmother, Nina Belle Kay (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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