Lainie Kazan

AFI Fest 2012 Opening Night Gala World Premiere of "Hitchcock" - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 15, c. 1940

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Carole (Kazan) and Ben/Benjamin Levine.

Lainie’s maternal grandparents were Joshua Simon Kazansky/Kazan (the son of Chaim/Hyman Abba Kazansky/Kazanski/Kazan and Dora Goldstein or Sara Malki) and Jane “Jennie” K. Jaffe/Jaffee. Joshua was born in Serotina, Vitebsk, Belarus. Jane was born in Israel, to a father who was also born there, and to a mother who was born in Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Lainie Kazan (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Lainie’s family on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Lainie’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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