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 Allen Gordon (the son of Arron Gordon and Fannie). Lewis was born in Maryland, to Russian Jewish parents.

Molly’s paternal grandmother was Anne/Anna Jacobson (the daughter of Moyshe/Morris Jacobson and Zippe/Sziba/Celia Topel/Topol). Anne was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. Zippe was the daughter of Samuel Schloime/Shloyma Topol/Topel and Bertha Beila/Baila/Beile/Bule/Bella Winterman.

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/Rose Shein). Alice was born in New York. Harry was a Jewish emigrant, from Vilnius, Lithuania, and was the son of Jacob Dritz and Shimka/Shimke “Sadie” Cohen. Roselyn was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents, Hyman Shein and Ray Solow.

Sources: Molly’s paternal grandfather, Lewis/Louis Allen Gordon, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Molly’s paternal grandmother, Anne/Anna Jacobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Molly’s paternal grandmother, Anne/Anna (Jacobson) Gordon – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Molly’s maternal grandfather, Leonard N. Nelson – http://www.legacy.com

Molly’s maternal grandmother, Alice J. Dritz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Photo by Joe Seer/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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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”.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=frances-nelson&pid=88122286

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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