Birth Name: Corey Mitchell Hart
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Birth: May 31, 1962
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (at least three quarters)
Corey Hart is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer. He is known for his 1983 song Sunglasses at Night.
Corey is the son of Mina (Weber) and Robert Hart.
Corey is married to pop singer Julie Masse, with whom he has four children.
In a French-language interview, Corey discussed his ancestry:
On my mother’s side, Weber, my origins are Romanian Jewish, while my paternal grandfather was born in the south of Ukraine, of Jewish heritage. I have no precise information about my paternal grandmother; all I know is that she was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, and her family was probably Christian. My parents were born in Montréal; my mother, in 1924, and my father in 1920; he died in 2003. I am the youngest of five children… I think the difficult conditions of poverty in which my father grew up motivated him early to try and get out of the Jewish ghetto [in Montréal]…
Corey’s maternal grandfather was Harry Weber (the son of Abraham Weber and Hanna Pupovitch). Harry was born in Romania.
Corey’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca Hoffman (the daughter of Mendel Hoffman and Dora Getzler). Rebecca was born in Iași, Romania.
Sources: Obituary of Corey’s maternal aunt, Anita (Weber) Aldrich – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Corey’s mother – https://www.geni.com