John Huston

by ethnic on July 20, 2010

John Huston publicity photo for the 1974 film Chinatown

Birth Name: John Marcellus Huston

Date of Birth: August 5, 1906

Place of Birth: Nevada, Missouri, United States

Date of Death: August 28, 1987

Place of Death: Middletown, Rhode Island

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), English, Scottish, distant German, 1/512 Portuguese

John Huston was an American actor, writer, and director. He was the son of Rhea (Gore) and Walter Huston (Walter Thomas Huston), who was a Canadian-born, Oscar-winning actor, as well as a singer. He was the father of actors Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston, and the grandfather of actor Jack Huston. His father was of Northern Irish and Scottish descent. His mother had English, as well as Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), distant German, and remote Portuguese, ancestry (John was of 1/512 Portuguese ancestry, through his descent from a Portuguese immigrant named Domingo Madeiros).

John’s paternal grandfather was Robert Moore Huston (the son of Alexander Huston and Margaret Moore). Alexander was born in Tobermore, County Derry, Ireland, the son of Samuel Huston and Mary Elizabeth Miller. Margaret was born in County Armagh, Ireland, the daughter of Robert Moore and Mary.

John’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth McGibbon (the daughter of Donald Dugald/Dougald McGibbon and Mary Stewart). Elizabeth had Scottish ancestry. Donald was the son of Donald Dugald McGibbon and Mary Brown.

John’s maternal grandfather was John Marcellus Gore (the son of William Carroll Gore and Jane Unicia Farley). William was the son of James Gore. Jane was the daughter of Matthew Farley and Esther McMullen.

John’s maternal grandmother was Adelia Frances Richardson (the daughter of William Pitt Richardson and Sarah Elizabeth Smith). William was the son of Isaac Richardson and Nancy Williams. Sarah was the daughter of Edward Smith and Catherine James.

John’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Martha Sallow, who was born c. 1725.

Sources: Genealogies of John Huston –

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andrew February 22, 2016 at 5:21 am

John’s father was an actor. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1948

andrew February 22, 2016 at 3:44 am

Northern Irish and Scottish should be listed before English, being his paternal ancestry. It’s actually “Tobermore”, not Tobomore.

On his mother’s side, Sarah Elizabeth Smith descended from Andrew Smith/Andreas Schmidt (1738-1811), likely a Swiss-German.

andrew June 17, 2014 at 6:39 am

add him

andrew June 17, 2014 at 6:38 am

Danny Huston pls

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