Birth Name: David Marshall Frankel
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 2, 1959
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Dave Frankel is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Dave is the son of Tobia Simone (Brown) and journalist Max Frankel. David’s siblings are Margot and Jon.
Dave’s father was born in Gera, Thuringia, and raised in Weißenfels, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, before moving to New York. David’s mother is from Brooklyn, New York. They are both Jewish.
Dave’s paternal grandfather was Jakob Fränkel (the son of Isaak Fränkel). Jakob was born in Busk, Galicia, Poland (now Ukraine).
Dave’s paternal grandmother was Mary Katze. She was born in Sokal, Galicia, Poland (now Ukraine).
Dave’s maternal grandfather was Harold M. Brown (the son of Maurice Brown and Ida). Harold was born in New York, to parents from Russia.
Dave’s maternal grandmother was Pauline Kessler. Pauline was born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine).
Sources: David’s father’s memoir, The Times of My Life and My Life with The Times (1999) – http://books.google.com
Obituary of Dave’s mother, Tobia Simone (Brown) Frankel – http://www.nytimes.com
David’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurice Brown and Ida, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Dave’s maternal grandmother, Pauline (Kessler) Brown – http://www.nytimes.com
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