Birth Name: Dennis Franz Schlachta
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 28, 1944
Ethnicity: German, possibly some Polish
Dennis Franz is an American actor. He starred on the television series NYPD Blue. His father, Franz Ferdinand Schlachta, was German, born in Wattenshield. His mother, Elenore/Eleanor (Mueller), was born in Illinois, of German descent.
Dennis’s paternal grandparents were Jakob/Jacob Schlachta (the son of Gottlieb Schlachta and Charlotte) and Regina Katharina Dolinga (the daughter of Adam Dolinga and Luise/Louise Brodovski/Brodowski).
Dennis’s maternal grandparents were Ismar Mueller (the son of Haufmann Benno Mueller/Mueler/Muller and Adelheid “Adele” Epstein) and Martha Hecht (the daughter of Samuel or Ben Hecht). Ismar was born in Dyhernfurth, Silesia, Germany (now Brzeg Dolny, in Poland). Martha was born in Prague, Bohemia.
Source: Dennis’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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