Polish Jewish

Lesley Stahl

by stlucas on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Lesley Rene Stahl

Place of Birth: Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 16, 1941

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Lesley Stahl is an American television journalist. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dorothy J. (Tishler) and Louis E. Stahl. She was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Lesley is married to journalist and writer Aaron Latham. They have a daughter.

Lesley’s paternal grandparents were Harry Stahl and Esther. Harry and Esther were Polish Jews who moved to Boston in 1913.

Lesley’s maternal grandparents were Jacob Tishler and Tillie. Jacob and Tillie were Russian Jews who moved to Boston in 1911.

Sources: http://www.hadassahmagazine.org

Genealogy of Lesley Stahl – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Lesley’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Rain Pryor

by madman on January 12, 2017

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 16, 1969

*African-American (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Rain Pryor is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of actress and dancer Shelley R. Bonis and comedian Richard Pryor.

Rain’s paternal grandfather was LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (the son of Roy P. Pryor and Rithie Marie Carter). Rain’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of William Henry Pryor and Mary F. Rithie was the daughter of Richard E. Carter and Julia Isabelle Piper.

Rain’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude L. Thomas (the daughter of James Brown and Mary Louise “Josie” Craig). James was the son of Wiley Brown and Mary Williams. Rain’s great-grandmother Mary Louise “Josie” was the daughter of William A. Craig and Nancy.

Rain’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Bonis (the son of Gustaf Bonius/Bonias and Charlotte). Gustaf was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Charlotte was a Polish Jew.

Sources: Genealogy of Rain’s father – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Rain’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Rain’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Rain’s maternal grandfather, Herbert Bonis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Connie Stevens

by andrew on January 6, 2017

Birth Name: Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 8, 1938

*50% Italian (including Sicilian)
*25% Irish
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish

Connie Stevens is an American actress, singer, producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor.

Connie is the daughter of Eleanor McGinley, a singer, and Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens. Her father was of Italian (including Sicilian) descent. Her maternal grandfather was of Irish ancestry and her maternal grandmother was from a Jewish family (from Poland and Germany).

Connie was married to singer Eddie Fisher, with whom she has two daughters, actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

Connie’s paternal grandparents were Charles Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti (the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Coletti). Connie’s grandparents Charles and Concetta were both born in Italy. The surname “Ingoglia” is usually Sicilian, from Palermo or Trapani.

Connie’s maternal grandfather was Charles Jonathan McGinley (the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan). Charles’s parents were Irish.

Connie’s maternal grandmother was Sarah “Sadie” Asher (the daughter of Isidore Harry Asher and Esther/Ester “Essie” White). Isidore was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish immigrant parents, John Asher, who was born in Poland, and Henrietta Ober, who was born in Germany. Esther was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Isaac White and Sarah Simon/Simons.

Sources: Genealogy of Connie Stevens – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Connie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Connie Stevens (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Connie’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Connie’s maternal grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley – https://familysearch.org

Connie’s maternal grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher – https://familysearch.org

Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Connie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White – https://familysearch.org

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by Manila on December 8, 2016

Birth Name: Ellie Delvaux

Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: 19 February, 2000

*Belgian [Walloon] (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Blanche is a Belgian singer and songwriter. She will represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Her father, whose surname is “Delvaux”, is Walloon. Her mother, Carine Parady Langbord, is Jewish.

Blanche’s maternal grandfather was Abraham “Meme” Langbord (the son of Moshe Langbord and Yocheved Bernstein). Moshe was the son of Zvi Langbord. Yocheved was the daughter of Naphtali Bernstein.

Blanche’s maternal grandmother is Monique Faynsztein (the daughter of André Faynsztein and Irene Izraelita). André was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Benjamin Faynsztein and Chana Wachenberg, who were both killed during the Holocaust. Irene was also a Polish Jew, and was born in Charleroi, Wallonia, the daughter of Benjamin Leib Izraelita and Basia Gutreiman, who were also both killed during the Holocast.

Source: Genealogy of Blanche (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Ilana Glazer

by madman on December 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES - NOV 17:  Ilana Glazer at the "The Night Before" LA

Birth Name: Ilana Rose Glazer

Place of Birth: United States

Date of Birth: April 12, 1987

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ilana Glazer is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She is known for her role in the sitcom Broad City on Comedy Central.

Ilana is the daughter of Sandi (Wexler) and Lawrence “Larry” Glazer. She was raised in a Reform Jewish household, and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Ilana’s paternal grandparents were Sam W. Glazer (the son of Barnet Glazer and Esther Krane) and Harriet Gellis (the daughter of Hyman Gellis and Ida). Barnet was born in Russia. Esther was born in Poland. Hyman and Ida were both born in Russia.

Sources: http://forward.com

Genealogy of Ilana Glazer (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Ilana’s paternal grandfather, Sam W. Glazer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ilana’s paternal grandmother, Harriet Gellis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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