Romanian Jewish

Vivian Kubrick

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Vivian Kubrick – 18th Annual Satellite Awards – Arrivals – InterContinental Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – hoto Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Vivian Vanessa Kubrick

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1960

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Irish, Portuguese, possibly Romani and other (mother)

Vivian Kubrick is an American-born English filmmaker and composer.

Vivian is the daughter of German actress/dancer Christiane Kubrick (born Christiane Susanne Harlan) and American director/screenwriter Stanley Kubrick.

Vivian’s father was Jewish. Vivian’s mother was born in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Vivian’s paternal grandfather was Jacob “Jacques/Jack” Leonard Kubrick (the son of Elias Kubrick and Rosa “Rose” Spiegelblatt). Elias is said to have been born in Ukraine, Austria, Poland, or Romania, the son of Hersh Kubrick. Rosa was born in Austria or Romania.

Vivian’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Gertrude Perveler (the daughter of Samuel Perveler and Celia Siegel). Samuel was born in Austria, the son of Israel Perveler and Brane. Celia was born in Russia, the daughter of Joseph Siegel and Gittel.

Vivian’s maternal grandfather was Fritz Moritz Harlan (the son of Walter Harlan and Adele Boothby). Walter was born in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, the son of Otto Harlan, who had some French Huguenot origins, and of Bertha Elisa Bienert. Adele was said to be the daughter of Rebecca Boothby, who was Irish, and likely of a Romani father.

Vivian’s maternal grandmother was Ingeborg de Freitas. “De Freitas” is a Portuguese surname.

Sources: Genealogy of Vivian Kubrick –

Birth record of Vivian Kubrick –

Information about Vivian’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Harlan and Adele Boothby –


Loren Bouchard

by stlucas on October 4, 2017

Jim Dauterive, Loren Bouchard – 34th Annual PaleyFest LA – “Bob’s Burgers” TV Series – Arrivals – The Dolby Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Loren Hal Bouchard

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

Date of Birth: October 10, 1969

*French-Canadian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Loren Bouchard is an American voice actor, animator, composer, writer, producer, and television director.

Loren is the son of Lois Arlene (Kalb) and David Paul Bouchard. Loren was raised in Medford, Massachusetts. Loren’s father has French-Canadian roots. Loren’s mother was of Austrian Jewish, Romanian Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent.

Loren has stated:

I was not really religious. My mother was Jewish and my father was Catholic, so they canceled each other out. […] My Dad was raised Catholic, and for a little while he was in a Catholic school where the nuns were really scary.

Loren’s paternal grandfather was likely Alfred E. Bouchard (the son of Joseph Bouchard and Caroline Carron/Caron). Joseph was the son of Avard Bouchard and Arthemise. Caroline was the daughter of Charles Carron and Adelphine.

Loren’s paternal grandmother was likely Emilie/Emelia Durocher (the daughter of Adelard Durocher and Mary Chamberlin). Emilie was born in Canada.

Loren’s maternal grandparents were Henry Kalb (the son of Benjamin Kalb and Sadie) and Rose. Henry was born in New York, to a father from Austria and a mother from Romania. Rose was from Russia.


Marriage annoucement of Loren Bouchard –

Marriage record of Loren’s parents –

Marriage record of Loren’s paternal grandparents –

Marriage record of Loren’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Bouchard and Caroline Carron/Caron –

Loren’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Morgan Spector

by stlucas on September 3, 2017

Morgan Spector – “A View From the Bridge” Broadway Show Opening Night After Party – Arrivals – Espace, 635 West 42nd Street – New York City, NY, USA -Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Morgan Michael Douglas Spector

Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 4, 1980

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish, possibly other (mother)

Morgan Spector is an American actor. Morgan is married to actress Rebecca Hall.

Morgan is the son of Jane (McDonough) and Stephen S. Spector. Morgan has a brother, Michael. They were raised in Guerneville, California.

Morgan has stated:

[My full name is] Morgan Michael Douglas Spector. Michael was my paternal great grandfather’s name, and the Douglas is for William O. Douglas, the great progressive Supreme Court justice. […] My grandma was an actress in the Yiddish Theatre here in New York. I would love to go back and see her do Shakespeare in Yiddish.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Spector (the son of Michael Spector and Esther Goldberg). Michael was born in New York, to parents from Russia, Jacob Spector and Beckie. Esther was also born in New York, to parents from Russia, Herman Goldberg and Sarah Marnanoff.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia Schachner (the daughter of Morris Schachner and Rose). Morris was from Boboitz, Bukovina, Austria/Poland. Rose was from Romania.

Source:s Birth record of Morgan Spector –

Marriage record of Morgan’s parents –

Morgan’s paternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Morgan’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael Spector and Esther Goldberg –

Obituary of Morgan’s paternal grandfather –

Morgan’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Morgan’s paternal grandmother –


Willie Garson

by stlucas on September 1, 2017

Birth Name: William Garson Paszamant

Place of Birth: Highland Park, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 20, 1964

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Willie Garson is an American actor.

Willie is the son of Muriel (Schwartz) and Donald M. Paszamant. Willie’s parents were Jewish. Willie has a son.

Willie’s paternal grandfather was John/Jeno Paszamant/Pazamont/Paszomant/Peszamant (the son of David Peszamant and Lina Sterks). John was from Aranyosmeggyes, Hungary (now Medieșu Aurit, Romania).

Willie’s paternal grandmother was Adele/Adel Weiszfeld (the daughter of Zernabh Weiszfeld and Rose Zerger). Adele was born in either Budapest, Hungary, or Nagyszombat, Hungary (now Trnava, Slovakia).

Willie’s maternal grandparents were David M. Schwartz and Edith Sachsman. David was from Austria. Edith was born in New York, to parents from Russia.

Sources: Willie’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Willie’s paternal grandparents, John/Jeno Paszamant/Pazamont/Paszomant/Peszamant and Adele/Adel Weiszfeld –

Obituary of Willie’s paternal grandmother, Adele/Adel Weiszfeld –

Willie’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Willie’s mother –

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Aaron Sorkin

by stlucas on September 1, 2017

Birth Name: Aaron Benjamin Sorkin

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

Date of Birth: June 9, 1961

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Aaron Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright.

Aaron is the son of Claire (Spector) and Bernard R. “Bernie” Sorkin. Aaron’s parents were Jewish. Aaron was raised in Scarsdale, New York. He has a daughter with his former wife, Julia Bingham (Julia is also Jewish).

Aaron’s paternal grandfather was Isidore/Isadore Sorkin (the son of Berk Sorkin and Celia Averbock). Isidore was born in Kopys, Russia (now Belarus).

Aaron’s paternal grandmother was Bessie/Basha. Bessie was from Russia.

Aaron’s maternal grandfather was Nathan B. Spector (the son of Samuel Spector and Clara Dubowsky). Nathan was from Russia. Samuel was the son of Nathan Spector and Rachel Dubofsky. Clara was the daughter of Abraham Dubowsky and Lillie Klein.

Aaron’s maternal grandmother was Betty G. Trieff (the daughter of David Trieff and Bertha Bomze). Betty was born in England, to a father from Romania and a mother from Austria. Bertha was the daughter of Simon Bomze and Rebecca Davies.

Sources: Genealogy of Aaron Sorkin –

Obituary of Aaron’s father –

Aaron’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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