Neil Sedaka

by madman on April 2, 2016

2014 Los Angeles Film Festival - "Jersey Boys" Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: March 13, 1939

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Neil Sedaka is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.

Neil is the son of Eleanor (Appel) and Max “Mac” Sedaka. His father was of Turkish Jewish descent. His mother was of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.

Neil’s cousin was singer Eydie Gormé.

Neil’s paternal grandparents were Sam Sedacca (the son of Sarah) and Marie/Mary Jaffee/Jaffe. Neil’s paternal grandparents were born in Istanbul, Turkey.


Genealogy of Neil Sedaka (focusing on his father’s side) –

Neil’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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fuzzybear44 April 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Funny, I always thought he was Italian. I actually listen to a lot of old school music, and he’s one of my favorite singers

andrew September 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm

He released many songs in Italian language.

andrew April 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm


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