Dutch Jewish

Gina Belafonte

by madman on December 26, 2016

Birth Name: Gina Deborah Belafonte

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

Date of Birth: September 8, 1961

Ethnicity:
*62.5% Jewish (Ashkenazi, some Sephardi)
*25% Afro-Jamaican
*12.5% Irish and Scottish

Gina Belafonte is an American actress and producer. She is the daughter of actress and costume designer Julie Robinson and singer and actor Harry Belafonte. Her half-sister is actress and model Shari Belafonte. Gina is married to actor Scott McCray, with whom she has a child.

Gina’s father is of one half Afro-Jamaican, one quarter Dutch Jewish, and one quarter Irish-Scottish, ancestry. Gina’s mother is Jewish, of Russian Jewish descent.

Gina’s paternal grandfather was Harold George Belanfanti/Bellanfanti. Harold was born in Jamaica, the son of a Dutch Jewish father and a black Jamaican mother.

Gina’s paternal grandmother was Melvine Love (the daughter of William Love and Sarah Jane Clarke). William was a black Jamaican. Sarah was white, of Irish and Scottish descent, and was the daughter of Henry Clarke and Alice “Elsie” Allen.

Gina’s maternal grandfather was George Robinson (the son of Alexander Robinson and Sonia). George was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Alexander was the son of Leonid Seluba and Amelia. Sonia was the daughter of Sasha and Sophia.

Gina’s maternal grandmother was Clara Morrill/Morill (the daughter of Nathan Morell and Pauline). Clara was born in Rhode Island, to Russian Jewish parents. Nathan was the son of Dov-Berr Morell and Crainda. Pauline was the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca.

Sources: Genealogy of Gina Belafonte – https://www.geni.com

Information about the family of Gina’s paternal grandmother, Melvine Love – http://www.genealogy.com

Gina’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Shari Belafonte

by madman on December 26, 2016

Birth Name: Shari Lynn Belafonte

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

Date of Birth: September 22, 1954

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Jamaican, Dutch Jewish, Irish, Scottish (father)
*African-American (mother)

Shari Belafonte is an American actress, model, writer, and singer. She is the daughter of actress Marguerite Belafonte (Frances Marguerite Byrd) and singer and actor Harry Belafonte. Her half-sister is actress and producer Gina Belafonte. Shari is married to actor Sam Behrens.

Shari’s father is of one half Afro-Jamaican, one quarter Dutch Jewish, and one quarter Irish-Scottish, ancestry. Shari’s mother is African-American.

Shari’s paternal grandfather was Harold George Belanfanti/Bellanfanti. Harold was born in Jamaica, the son of a Dutch Jewish father and a black Jamaican mother.

Shari’s paternal grandmother was Melvine Love (the daughter of William Love and Sarah Jane Clarke). William was a black Jamaican. Sarah was white, of Irish and Scottish descent, and was the daughter of Henry Clarke and Alice “Elsie” Allen.

Sources: Genealogy of Shari Belafonte (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Information about the family of Shari’s paternal grandmother, Melvine Love – http://www.genealogy.com

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Joe Shuster

by follers on October 29, 2016

Birth Name: Joseph Shuster

Date of Birth: July 10, 1914

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: July 30, 1992

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Joe Shuster was a Canadian and American comic book artist. Along with Jerry Siegel, he created the DC Comics superhero Superman (Clark Kent).

Joe was the son of Ida (Kotlarsky/Katharske) and Julius Shuster/Shusterowich. His father was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Jewish parents from the Russian Empire. His mother was born in Kiev, Ukraine, then also in the Russian Empire, to a Jewish family. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., around 1924.

He was related to Canadian comedian Frank Shuster.

Joe’s paternal grandparents were Jacob Isaak Schustirowitz (the son of Izaak Schustirowitz and Anna Macen) and Rosa Galoen (the daughter of Levie Galoen and Hanna Jankelevitz). Jacob was born in Sevastopol, then in the Russian Empire.

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Shimon/Simon Kotlarsky and Chissie/Chisela Rovinsky.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe Shuster – https://www.geni.com

Joe Shuster on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Mikey Day

by follers on September 9, 2016

11th Annual Trevor Project "Cracked Xmas"  Fundraiser Gala - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael William Day

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 20, 1980

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, German, as well as 1/1024 Sephardi Jewish

Mikey Day is an American improvisational performer, actor, comedian, writer, and director. He is a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live.

Mikey’s maternal grandparents were Orval Keith Beall (the son of William Merlin Beall and Eda Faye Edwards) and Bobby D. Stephenson. William was the son of Hiram Robert Beall and Emma Alice Robinson. Eda was the daughter of Frances Lafayette Edwards and Francis Jane Jarvis.

Through his great-grandmother Francis, he is descended from Solomon Israel, a Sephardi Jew who was born, c. 1660, in Port Royal, Jamaica.

Source: Genealogy of Mikey Day (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Jamie Follese

by madman on June 18, 2016

Hot Chelle Rae in Concert on NBC's "Today Show" at Rockefeller Center in New York City on July 20, 2012

Birth Name: Jamie Christian Follese

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Date of Birth: December 30, 1991

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), Norwegian (great-grandfather), English, Danish, Scottish, German, Irish, remote Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Dutch

Jamie Follese is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer of the pop band Hot Chelle Rae. Other members of the band are his brother, Ryan Follese, as well as Nash Overstreet, and previously Ian Keaggy.

Jamie is the son of Adrienne Jean (Anger), a singer, and Keith Charles Follese, a country songwriter. Jamie’s father was of one quarter Norwegian descent, with his other roots being English, Danish, German, and remote Welsh and Dutch. Jamie’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi descent (of Czech Jewish, German Jewish, English Jewish, and Dutch Jewish, ancestry). Jamie’s maternal grandmother was of one quarter Danish, and three quarters British Isles (English, Scottish, Irish, and Scots-Irish), ancestry.

It is often said that Jamie has ancestry from Norway and France (evidently from a tweet a while ago). His patrilineal great-grandfather, Sigurd Everett Follese, was of Norwegian descent. It is not clear if Jamie has any significant degree of French ancestry; no recent French ancestry has been documented for Jamie. Jamie’s great-grandmother Marian Beagle’s mother was Canadian, and it is possible that she was of French-Canadian descent.

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was Sigurd Everett Follese (the son of Sigurd Everett Follese and Marian/Marion M. Beagle/Beegle). Jamie’s great-grandfather Sigurd was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents, Martin Mikal Follese and Karn Helene Sjursaet. Marion’s mother was Canadian.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Dawn Richmond (the daughter of Carl Amondus/Amundus Richmond and Hazel Carol Moose). Carl was born in Denmark, to George Johansen Richsmann, who had German and Danish ancestry, and Elsa/Elsie Marie Pedersen, who was Danish. Caroline had English, Welsh, and Dutch, ancestry.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was Maurice Anger (the son of Maurice Anger/Auger and Henrietta Sussman/Susmann). Jamie’s grandfather Maurice was Jewish. Jamie’s great-grandfather Maurice was born in Prague, Bohemia. Henrietta was the daughter of Philip Sussman, who was born in Altona, Germany, and of Rebecca Keesing, who was born in San Fransisco, to Jewish parents from England (of English Jewish and Dutch Jewish descent).

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was Jerrie Louise Madsen (the daughter of Shirley Brigham Madsen and Nellie Louise Silvers). Shirley was the son of Brigham Madsen and Matilda Chesley; Brigham was born in Lake View, Utah, to Danish parents, while Matilda’s father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry, and Matilda’s mother was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Scottish parents. Jamie’s great-grandmother Nellie was born in Liverpool, England, the daughter of John James Silver and Eleanor Laura Shapley. Jamie’s mother, Elizabeth Storey, was born in Liverpool, to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Jamie’s father, Keith Follese – http://www.genealogy.com

Jamie’s paternal grandfather, Sigurd Follese, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jamie’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Richmond, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dorothy Richmond on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jamie’s grand-aunt, Phyllis Follese Becker – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Jamie’s paternal great-grandmother, Hazel Carol Moose – https://familysearch.org
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jamie’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Jamie’s maternal grandfather, Maurice Anger – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Jerrie Louise Madsen- https://familysearch.org

Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Jerrie Louise Madsen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Jerrie Louise (Madsen) Anger – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Jamie’s maternal great-grandfather, Shirley Brigham Madsen – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jamie’s maternal great-grandmother, Nellie Louise Silvers – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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