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) – https://www.geni.com
Lainie’s family on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lainie’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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