Alan Thicke

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Birth Name: Alan Willis Jeffery

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1947

Place of Birth: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 13 December, 2016

Place of Death: Burbank, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English

Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game show and television host. He was the host of the shows The Alan Thicke Show, from 1980 to 1983, and Thicke of the Night, from 1983 to 1984.

Alan was the son of Shirley “Joan” Isobel/Isabelle Marie (Greer) and William “Bill” Elgar Jeffery. His surname, Thicke, was from his stepfather, Brian Thicke. Alan was married to Bolivian-born actress Tanya Callau, until his death. He had three children, one with his former wife, model and beauty queen Gina Tolleson, and two with his former wife, singer and actress Gloria Loring, one of whom is singer Robin Thicke. His half-brother was writer and producer Todd Thicke.

Alan’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Elgar Jeffery (the son of James Jeffery and Alice Mary Prebble). Stephen was born in W. Luther, Wellington, Ontario. James was the son of Robert Jeffery and Mary Cruthers. Alice was the daughter of Stephen Prebble and Alice L. Harrison.

Alan’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Gibbons (the daughter of William Thomas Gibbons and Sarah Ann Bonar/Bonner). Elsie was born in York, York, Ontario.

Alan’s maternal grandfather was Creighton Willis Greer (the son of Samuel Greer and Susanna Florence “Annie” Latham). Creighton was born in Charteris, Pontiac, QuĂ©bec.

Alan’s maternal grandmother was Isadora/Isadore Sarah Brennan (the daughter of William Wilcox Brennan and Mable/Mabel Isabel Pottruff). Isadora was born in Charlton, Timiskaming District, Ontario. William was the son of Michael Brennan and Catherine Wilcox. Mable was the daughter of James Pottruff and Sarah Hoey.

Sources: Genealogy of Alan Thicke –

Genealogy of Alan Thicke (focusing on his mother’s side) –


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