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 – https://familysearch.org
photo: Movie screenshot of Artie Shaw from Second Chorus which is sourced fom http://www.archive.org/details/second_chorus