Birth Name: Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr.
Date of Birth: February 12, 1939
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Death: May 20, 2013
Place of Death: Rosenheim, Germany
Ray Manzarek was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and writer. He was known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors, a band whose members also included John Densmore, Robby Krieger, and Jim Morrison.
Ray was the son of Helen (Kolenda) and Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Sr.
Ray’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Manczarek and Stella Wojciechowske/Wojciechowski/Wojcizchowski.
Ray’s maternal grandparents were John Kolenda and Helen Drapczunska/Drapczynska.
Sources: Ray’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ray’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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