Denise Eisenberg Rich

Rich at the Salute To Icons Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 02-07-09 s_bukley/

Birth Name: Denise Eisenberg

Place of Birth: Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 26, 1944

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Denise Eisenberg Rich is an Austrian-American singer, songwriter, socialite, philanthropist, and political fundraiser. She has written songs for Céline Dion, Patti LaBelle, Marc Anthony, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, and others. She is also known as Joy Denny.

She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to a Jewish family, the daughter of Gerda/Gery and Emil Eisenberg, who established the Desco Shoe Corporation. Her father was born in Tarnov, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, now Poland, and emigrated for Paris, France, in 1933, and to the U.S. in 1940. Her mother was born in Berlin, Germany. Denise has three children with her former husband, late international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier, and businessperson Marc Rich. Denise renounced her U.S. citizenship in 2011, and became an Austrian citizen.

Denise’s paternal grandfather was Wolf/Zeev Eisenberg (the son of Pinkus Eisenberg and Chava Spira). Wolf was born in Zmigrod, Poland. Pinkus was the son of Chaim Eisenberg. Chava was the daughter of Shia Spira/Spiro and Roza Spira.

Denise’s paternal grandmother was Juta/Ita/Julia Rosenthal (the daughter of Leon/Arye Leib Rosenthal and Debora/Dwore Bernstein). Juta was born in Tarnow, Poland.

Denise’s maternal grandfather was named Hermann Diamant.

Denise’s maternal grandmother was named Friedel Blumenthal.

Source: Genealogy of Denise Eisenberg Rich –

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