Artie Shaw

Birth Name: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky

Date of Birth: May 23, 1910

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

Date of Death: December 30, 2004

Place of Death: Thousand Oaks, California

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. He was the son of Sarah (Strauss) and Harry Arshawsky. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant and his mother was an Austrian Jewish immigrant.

Artie’s paternal grandparents were Abraham Arshawsky and Fieze Ginkcwrsch.

Artie’s maternal grandparents were Leib Strauss and Haye Koslar.

Source: Marriage record of Artie’s parents –

photo: Movie screenshot of Artie Shaw from Second Chorus which is sourced fom


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