Curt Smith

Tears for Fears – iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2016 – Day 2 – Arrivals – T-Mobile Arena, 3780 Arena Drive – Paradise, NV, USA – – Photo Credit: PRN /

Place of Birth: Bath, Somerset, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 June, 1961

Ethnicity: English

Curt Smith is an English musician. He is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the pop rock band Tears for Fears. Roland Orzabal is also a member of the band.

Curt is the son of Norma Helena Kate (Hine) and Anthony Leonard Smith.

Curt is married to Laura Frances Pennington, with whom he has two children.

Curt’s maternal grandfather was William Henry Hine (the son of Joseph Hine, later Henry Joseph Hine, and of Ann Helena Sanger). William was born in Keynsham Bristol, Somersetshire. Joseph was born in Calton, Glasgow, Scotland, and was the son of an English soldier, Edwin Hine, of Wincanton, Somerset, and of Jane Porter, who was Australian, from Hobart, Tasmania. Ann was the daughter of James Sanger and Elizabeth Coward.

Curt’s maternal grandmother was Florence Ethel Cook (the daughter of Alfred James Cook and Kate Wallis). Alfred was the son of David Cook and Mary Ann. Kate was the daughter of John Wallis and Emma Elizabeth Brasier, later Brazier.

Curt’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Emma Fryett (c. 1825, Coggeshall, Essex – ?).

Sources: Marriage record of Curt’s parents –

Marriage record of Curt’s maternal grandparents, William Henry Hine and Florence Ethel Cook –

Curt’s maternal grandfather, William Henry Hine, on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Marriage record of Curt’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Hine and Ann Helena Sanger –

Birth record of Curt’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Hine –

Baptismal record of Curt’s maternal great-grandmother, Ann Helena Sanger –

Marriage record of Curt’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James Sanger and Elizabeth Coward –

Baptismal record of Curt’s maternal grandmother, Florence Ethel Cook –

Marriage record of Curt’s maternal great-grandparents, Alfred James Cook and Kate Wallis –

Curt’s maternal great-grandfather, Alfred James Cook, on the 1881 England and Wales Census –

Baptismal record of Curt’s maternal great-grandmother, Kate Wallis –

Marriage record of Curt’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Wallis and Emma Elizabeth Brazier –

7 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    so again

    this guy is tanned and this is not his natural skin color
    however he looks med. dark hair and dark eyes

    My sister and me talked about that and we both think that he can pass for arab guy, darker turkish or italian

  2. neiltennant says:

    he looks a bit Dark

    looks like my married Dark afghan uncle

    • andrew says:

      He is just very tanned in this picture.

      • neiltennant says:

        no it s not just tanned but he has a darker skin color

        i know this band from the 80s on and he looked always dark

        • andrew says:

          I doubt you will ever understand this topic, because you are not European. Europeans love tanning. They actually enjoy to show darker skin.

          Curt Smith is a multi-millionaire who lives in L.A., and he likes to tan. What a big deal is that?

          • neiltennant says:

            you have only one argument ever and ever

            NO im not european ! You know my ethnicity. I never claimed to be european

            but i have european roots on both sides of the family.

            Why do you have bias against people who were born in asia ?
            By the way tanning was i did as a teen. I loved that and that gave me a good tent

            but because of cancer and wrinkles i stopped that

            in germany curt smith would look like a stranger. policemen would stop him

          • bablah says:

            Policemen stop foreigners in Germany? Then good thing I never went there. Sounds very Nationalsozialistische.

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