Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1918

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

Date of Death: May 2, 2014

Place of Death: Solvang, California. U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (raised Episcopalian)

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was an American actor.

He was the son of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. (born Efrem Aleksandrovich Zimbalist) and operatic soprano Alma Gluck (born Reba Feinsohn). His parents were Jewish emigrants, his father having been born in Rostov on Don, Russia and his mother in Iași, Romania. His father converted the family to the Episcopalian faith, and Efrem was raised in the church. His half-sister was author and critic Marcia Davenport.

Efrem was married to Emily Munroe McNair, until her death, and to Loranda Stephanie Spalding, until her death. He had two children with Emily; and a daughter, actress Stephanie Zimbalist, with Loranda.

Efrem’s paternal grandfather was Benzion/Benjamin/Beneciant Aron/Aaron Zimbalist (the son of Isaac Zimbalist).

Efrem’s paternal grandmother was Maria/Manya Litvinoff (the daughter of Liv Litvinoff).

Efrem’s maternal grandparents were Leon Feinsohn and Zara.

Source: Genealogy of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – https://www.geni.com

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