Birth Name: René Murat Auberjonois
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 1, 1940
*Russian, German, French, Italian [Corsican], Scottish, English, distant Tatar (mother)
René Auberjonois is an American film, television, and theater actor, and singer.
René is the son of Fernand Auberjonois, a Cold War-era foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, and Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline Murat. Fernand was born in Switzerland. Princess Laura was born in Paris, France.
He is married to Judith Helen Mahalyi, with whom he has two children, including actor Remy Auberjonois.
René’s paternal grandparents were René Victor Auberjonois (the son of Gustave Auberjonois) and Augusta Grenier. René was a Swiss post-impressionist painter, and one of the leading Swiss artists of the 20th century. Both René and Augusta were of French (Swiss-French) ancestry.
René’s maternal grandfather was Prince Michel Anne Charles Joachim Napoléon Murat (the son of Prince Louis Napoléon Murat and Eudoxia Michailovna Somova, Princess Orbeliani). Prince Louis was the son of Lucien Charles Joseph Napoléon Murat and Carolina/Caroline Georgina Fraser. René’s great-great-grandfather Lucien was of French and Italian (Corsican) ancestry; his father was Joachim-Napoléon Murat, a Marshal of France, Grand Admiral or Admiral of France, and King of Naples during the First French Empire. Lucien’s mother, René’s great-great-great-grandmother Caroline Bonaparte, was a younger sister of Napoleon I of France. René’s great-great-grandmother Carolina was an American, from Charleston, South Carolina, and was of Scottish, and possibly other, ancestry.
René’s great-grandmother Eudoxia Michailovna Somova, Princess Orbeliani was the daughter of Mikhail/Mihail Alexandrovich Somov and Maria Pavlovna Shirinskaya/Chirinsky/Schirinsky-Shikhmatova/Chikhmatov/Schichmatov; she was a noblewoman, of Russian ancestry, and had distant Tatar roots, through her maternal grandfather’s side.
René’s maternal grandmother was Hélène Macdonald Stallo (the daughter of Edmund Kittredge Stallo and Laura Beatrice McDonald). Hélène was an American, from Cincinnati, Ohio. Edmund was the son of German parents, Johann/John Bernhard Stallo, from Oldenburg, and Helena Zimmerman, from Bavaria. Laura was the daughter of Alexander McDonald, who was Scottish, and of Laura Amelia Palmer, who had English ancestry.
René’s maternal great-grandfather, Edmund Kittredge Stallo, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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