Laraine Newman

by follers on February 28, 2015

Laraine Newman

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 2, 1952

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Laraine Newman is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.

Laraine’s paternal grandparents were Harry Newman (the son of Abraham Newman) and Lena Siegel (the daughter of Simon Siegel and Sarah Baser/Varshav). Harry was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lena was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Laraine’s maternal grandparents were Alexander S. Neff (the son of Carl Neff) and Anna Rose/Rosowsky (the daughter of Motke Velvl “Max” Rosowsky/Rasofsky/Tishkoff and Ida Shapiro or Axelrod). Alexander was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Anna was born in Ohio, to Polish Jewish parents. Motke was the son of Zalman “Solomon” Tishkoff and Itte “Ethel”.

Sources: Genealogy of Laraine Newman –

Laraine’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Laraine’s paternal grandparents, Harry Newman and Lena Siegel, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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

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