Birth Name: Brad Stephen Negron
Date of Birth: August 1, 1957
Place of Birth: Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Death: January 10, 2015
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
Taylor Negron was an American actor, comedian, painter, and playwright. His mother, Lucy (Rosario), was Puerto Rican, and his father, Conrad Negron, was born in New York, to Puerto Rican parents. His cousin was singer-songwriter Chuck Negron.
Taylor’s paternal grandparents were Conrado/Conrad Negron (the son of Pablo Negron y Rivera and Camelia Leon or Josefa Ortiz y Castillo) and Flora/Florence Vidal. Conrado was born in Juana Diaz. Flora was born in San German.
Taylor’s maternal grandparents were Antonio Rosario and Mary.
Taylor was sometimes said to have Jewish, Italian, and/or Iranian ancestry. On some occasions, he said that his father was of Jewish heritage, although in one interview, he stated that his mother was Jewish. It does not appear that either of Taylor’s parents were of Jewish, Italian, or Iranian background (at least not in recent generations).
Sources: Taylor’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Taylor’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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