Birth Name: Anthony Howard Goldwyn
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 20, 1960
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German
Tony Goldwyn is an American actor, producer, director, and political activist. He is the son of producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. and actress Jennifer Howard. His brother is producer John Goldwyn.
Tony’s paternal grandfather, famous early Hollywood mogul Samuel Goldwyn, was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Tony’s other ancestry is Irish, English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and German. Tony has said that he did not know that his grandfather was Jewish until he attended his funeral (Samuel Goldwyn died in 1974, when Tony was fourteen).
Tony’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Goldwyn, a producer (born Szmuel Gelbfisz, the son of Aaron or Abraham David Gelbfisz and Hannah Reban Jarecka). Samuel was a Polish Jew, born in Warsaw. Aaron was the son of Zalman Gelbficz.
Tony’s paternal grandmother was Frances Howard McLaughlin (the daughter of James and Maureen, or of Helen Victoria “Bonnie” Howard). Frances was Catholic, born in Nebraska.
Tony’s maternal grandfather was Sidney Howard, a playwright (born Sidney Coe Howard, the son of John Lawrence Howard and Helen Louise Coe). Helen was the daughter of Lawrence White Coe and Mary Louise Graves.
Tony’s maternal grandmother was Clare Eames, an actress (born Clare Jeness Eames, the daughter of Hayden Eames and Clare Hamilton). Hayden was born in Shanghai, China, the son of American parents, Ithamar/Ithamer Bellows Eames and Emma A. Hayden. Tony’s great-grandmother Clare was the daughter of William Thomas Hamilton, who was a U.S. Senator from Maryland, from 1869 to 1875, and a Governor of Maryland, from 1880 to 1884, and of Clara Holmes Jenness.
Genealogies of Tony’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com
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