Cherie Currie

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Birth Name: Cherie Ann Currie

Place of Birth: Encino, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 30, 1959

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Welsh

Cherie Currie is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actress, artist, and producer. She was the lead singer of the rock band The Runaways. Cherie is also known for her solo career and for starring in the movie Foxes.

Cherie is the daughter of Matilda Marie (Harmon), an actress, and Donald Currie. Her identical twin sister is actress and singer Marie Currie.

Cherie’s paternal grandparents were Donald Currie and Leona Watkins (the daughter of Miles Watkins and Margaret Philips). Donald was born in Pennsylvania, to a Scottish father and an English mother. Cherie’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, to Welsh parents.

Cherie’s maternal grandfather was Robert Edward Harmon. Robert was born in Texas, as were his parents.

Cherie’s maternal grandmother was Matilda Marie Keller (the daughter of Peter Michael Keller and Mary Scheetz). Cherie’s great-grandfather Peter was born in Wintzenbach, Alsace, France, to ethnic German parents, Martin Keller and Magdalena Becker. Cherie’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Sandusky, Ohio, to German parents, John Baptist Scheetz and Barbara Victoria Riester.

Sources: Marriage record of Cherie’s parents –

Cherie’s father, Donald Currie, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Cherie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Cherie’s paternal grandmother, Leona Watkins –

Cherie’s paternal grandmother, Leona Watkins, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Leona Watkins on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Cherie Currie (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Cherie’s mother, Matilda Harmon, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Cherie’s maternal grandparents, Robert Edward Harmon and Matilda Marie Keller, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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