Birth Name: Arthur Ira Garfunkel
Place of Birth: Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 5, 1941
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Art Garfunkel is an American singer, poet, teacher, and actor. He has been a member of the musical duo Simon & Garfunkel, with Paul Simon.
Art is the son of Rose (Pearlman) and Jacob Garfunkel. Art’s paternal grandparents were Romanian Jews. Art’s maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Art is married to model Kathryn (Kim) Cermak, with whom he has two children.
Art’s cousin was record producer and manager Lou Pearlman.
Art’s paternal grandparents were named Julius B. Garfunkel and Molly Glickman. Julius and Molly were Romanian Jewish immigrants.
Art’s maternal grandparents were named Abraham I. Pearlman and Jennie Spivack. Abraham and Jennie were of Russian Jewish descent.
Sources: Genealogy of Art Garfunkel – http://www.geni.com
Art’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org