Bob Saget

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Saget in 2008, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Robert Lane Saget

Date of Birth: May 17, 1956

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: January 9, 2022

Place of Death: Orange County, Florida, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Bob Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and director. He starred on the sitcom Full House, narrated another, How I Met Your Mother, spent years hosting game shows America’s Funniest Home Videos and 1 vs. 100, and directed and starred in the film Benjamin (2018).

Bob was the son of Rosalyn “Dolly,” a hospital administrator, and Benjamin Morton Saget, a supermarket executive. He was raised partly in Norfolk, Virginia. Bob was married to food and travel blogger Kelly Rizzo, until his death. He had three children with his former wife Sherri Kramer.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was Itsik Meier/Mayer “Isadore/Issi” Zaget/Saget (the son of Jankel Leib “Jacob” Zogut/Zhogot/Zaget and Libba Mindel Fingerhut/Finerhoit). Isadore was a Latvian Jewish emigrant, born in or around Riga. Jankel was the son of Yusel “Joseph” Zogut and Sarah. Libba was the daughter of Itsik Fingerhut/Finerhoit and Geite.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Jennie/Jenny Greber (the daughter of Harry Graber and Fannie Bloom). Jennie was a Jewish emigrant from the Russian Empire. She was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovska, Ukraine.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was named Louis Comer (the son of Lipa Comer and Rebecca). Louis was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Bella Brown (the daughter of Leon Brown and Katie Benson). Bella was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Sources: Genealogies of Bob Saget –

Bob’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –


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6 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Details of Bob Saget’s mothers side of the family include Rosalyn Cromer (1925-2014), the daughter of Russian Jewish parents Louis Cromer (1892-1972) and Isabel Brown (1897-1991). Louis was the son of Rebecca and Lipa Cromer. Bella was the daughter of Leon Brown and Katie Benson.

  2. Check7t says:

    Bob Saget: true OG.

  3. andrew says:

    I though the same about Hollande

  4. J.J. says:

    correction; his eyes are hazel and his hair is dark brown (brunet)

  5. andrew says:

    Saget is a French surname

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