Corey Hart

by madman on June 29, 2016

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 –

Genealogy of Corey’s mother –

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew June 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

I did not know that

neiltennant July 24, 2018 at 4:55 am

is Corey actually a Jewish or Hebrew name?

follers August 31, 2016 at 8:19 pm

No, no, ethnic, the picture you added is Carey Hart, Pink’s husband. I moved that to his page.

This is Corey Hart:

ethnic September 1, 2016 at 3:24 am

ops, well it was better to replace that unlicensed pic or Carey Hart.

madman June 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

Jewish? Good find!

follers June 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

The obituary of Corey’s aunt includes some Jewish details (the names of her siblings, a Jewish funeral home), so I knew before finding the French-language interview.

madman June 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm

If I had read the text more carefully, “Beth Shalom” should have given me a hint that he was Jewish.

follers June 30, 2016 at 2:11 pm

A page for Theresa May seems increasingly relevant. I’d make one myself, but you seem to have a knack for British P.M.s.

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