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Jolene Purdy

by stlucas on January 10, 2018

Jolene Purdy – Audi Celebrates the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Catch LA, 8715 Melrose Avenue – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jolene Aiko Purdy

Place of Birth: Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 9, 1983

Ethnicity:
*English, Scottish, Irish, German, at least 1/8 Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Jolene Purdy is an American actress.

Jolene is the daughter of Cheryl A. (Sugimoto) and Donald Allen Purdy. Jolene’s father has German, English, Irish, and Scottish, as well as German Jewish and Polish Jewish, ancestry. Jolene’s mother has Japanese roots.

Jolene’s paternal grandfather was Carl Burdett Purdy (the son of Lawrence/Laurence William Purdy and Mabel Leona Livingston). Lawrence was the son of James Ira/Ira Rodgers Purdy and Sarah Elizabeth Mason. Mabel was the daughter of Chester M. Livingston and Martha Mickey.

Jolene’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Ann Schueler (the daughter of William A. Schueler and Naomi C. Mincer). William was the son of William Schueler and Augusta, who were from Germany. Naomi was the daughter of Oscar Joseph Mincer, whose parents were Polish Jews and German Jews, and of Lena Salina Hicks, who had English and Irish ancestry.

Jolene’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Sugimoto and Sugai.

Sources: Birth record of Jolene Purdy – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jolene’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jolene’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jolene’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jolene’s paternal grandfather, Carl Burdett Purdy (through his own brother, Robert Lawrence Purdy) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Jolene’s paternal grandfather, Carl Burdett Purdy – http://www.legacy.com

Jolene’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Ann Schueler, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jolene’s paternal great-grandmother, Naomi C. Mincer (through Naomi’s own brother, Norman Oscar Mincer) – http://www.geni.com

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Toshi Ichiyanagi

by Manila on December 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Kobe, Japan

Date of Birth: February 4, 1933

Ethnicity: Japanese

Toshi Ichiyanagi is a Japanese composer of avant-garde music.

He is the son of Mitsuko and Shinji Ichiyanagi.

Toshi was married to artist Yoko Ono, until their divorce.

Source: Oral interview of Toshi Ichiyanagi – http://www.kcua.ac.jp

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Brittany Ishibashi

by stlucas on December 20, 2017

Brittany Ishibashi – 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – HBO Post Emmy Awards Reception – Arrivals – Pacific Design Center – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Brittany Mariko Ishibashi

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 2, 1980

Ethnicity: Japanese

Brittany Ishibashi is an American actress.

Brittany is the daughter of Lisa Sherrill (Nomura) and Gerald Masato Ishibashi. All of Brittany’s great-grandparents were born in Japan. She is married to Jeff Horowitz, with whom she has a son.

Brittany’s paternal grandfather was Masahiro Ishibashi (the son of Mitsujiro Ishibashi and Fuku Fuchigami). Masahiro was born in Washington, to parents from Japan.

Brittany’s paternal grandmother was Haruko Ishimine (the daughter of Tokuhei Ishimine and Kamato Inafuku). Haruko was born in California, to parents from Japan.

Brittany’s maternal grandfather was Shiro “Shi” Nomura (the son of Hachiro Nomura and Evea/Tsurn Navaba). Shiro was born in California, to parents from Japan.

Brittany’s maternal grandmother was Mary Kogeyama/Kageyama (the daughter of Tomitaro Molitori and Machi Kageyama). Mary was born in California, to parents from Japan.

Sources: Birth record of Brittany Ishibashi – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Brittany’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Brittany’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Brittany’s paternal grandparents, Masahiro Ishibashi and Haruko Ishimine – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Brittany’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

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Junichi Tazawa

by bearboy on November 15, 2017

Place of Birth: Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Birth: June 6, 1986

Ethnicity: Japanese

Junichi Tazawa is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com

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Rola

by madman on October 13, 2017

Rola – 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party – Arrivals – The City of West Hollywood Park – West Hollywood, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

Ethnicity:
*Bengali Indian (father)
*Japanese, Russian (mother)

Rola is a Japanese model, actress, singer, and television personality.

Rola’s father, Jurip Al-Asa, is from Bangladesh. Her mother is Japanese, and has been described both as being of half and one quarter Russian descent.

Rola was born in Tokyo, Japan, and was brought up mostly in Bangladesh. At the age of nine she returned to Japan, where she was raised primarily by her step-mother, who is Chinese.

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