Molly Gordon

by madman on March 11, 2018

Birth Name: Molly June Gordon

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 6, 1994

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Molly Gordon is an American actress.

She is the daughter of Jessie Nelson, a producer and screenplay writer, and Bryan Gordon, a director, writer, and producer. Her aunt, Davia Nelson, is one of The Kitchen Sisters, who are radio producers.

Molly’s paternal grandfather was Lewis/Louis A. Gordon (the son of Arron Gordon and Fannie). Lewis was born in Maryland, to Russian Jewish parents.

Molly’s paternal grandmother was Anne Jacobson (the daughter of Morris Jacobson and Celia Topel). Anne was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents.

Molly’s maternal grandfather was named Leonard N. Nelson. Leonard was born in New York, and was also Jewish.

Molly’s maternal grandmother was Alice J. Dritz (the daughter of Harry/Henry Dritz and Roselyn/Rosalyn). Alice was born in New York. Harry was a Jewish emigrant, from Vilnius, Lithuania, and was the son of Jacob Dritz and Shimka/Shimke Cohen. Roselyn was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents.

Sources: Molly’s paternal grandfather, Lewis/Louis A. Gordon, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Molly’s paternal grandmother, Anne Jacobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Molly’s paternal grandmother, Anne (Jacobson) Gordon –

Obituary of Molly’s maternal grandfather, Leonard N. Nelson –

Molly’s maternal grandmother, Alice J. Dritz, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Photo by Joe Seer/

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madman March 11, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Her maternal grandmother was Frances Sharrow (Molly is mentioned as a granddaughter in her obituary), but I think she is Molly’s grandfather Leonard’s second husband and not her biological grandmother, because Molly’s mother’s birth certificate says her own mother’s surname was “Dritz”.

Can you find more information about Molly’s maternal grandparents? Was Leonard Jewish? And who was Molly’s grandmother?

follers March 11, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Perhaps she’s related to Ian Nelson.

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