Birth Name: Debra Lynn Winger
Place of Birth: Cleveland Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 16, 1955
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Debra Winger is an American actress and producer.
Debra is the daughter of Ruth (Felder) and Robert Jack Winger. She was born to a Jewish family. Debra is married to actor and director Arliss Howard, with whom she has a son. She also has a son, documentary filmmaker Noah Hutton, with her former husband, actor and director Timothy Hutton.
Debra’s paternal grandfather was Israel/Isadore Benjamin I. Winger (the son of Nissan Winger and Esther Rose Petrinick). Isadore was a Jewish emigrant, from either Austria or Hungary.
Debra’s paternal grandmother was Mali/Merriam Kalkstein (the daughter of Shmuel Kalkstein and Toba). Mali was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant.
Debra’s maternal grandfather was Emmanuel/Emanuel H. Felder (the son of Herman Felder and Esther Berkovitz/Berkowitz). Emmanuel was born in New York, to Hungarian Jewish parents.
Debra’s maternal grandmother was Theresa C. Benjamin (the daughter of Ben Benjamin and Mary Schneider). Theresa was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Debra Winger (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Debra’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Debra’s maternal grandfather, Emmanuel/Emanuel H. Felder, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Debra’s maternal grandmother, Theresa C. Benjamin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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