F. Murray Abraham
Birth Name: Murray Abraham
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1939
F. Murray Abraham is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Amadeus (1984).
Born Murray Abraham, he later added the initial F. to his stage name.
He is the son of Josephine (Stello) and Fred T. Abraham. His father was born into the Antiochian Orthodox Christian faith in Myklos/Muqlus, Syria, a small village in the Valley of the Christians/Wadi al-Nasara. His mother was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents; she became a member of the Orthodox Christian religion. His family’s surname was evidently originally Ibrahim. F. Murray was raised in El Paso, Texas, near the Mexican border. F. Murray is the first Arab-American to have won a Best Actor Academy Award.
F. Murray is married to Kate Hannan, with whom he has two children.
F. Murray’s paternal grandfather was named Murray/Murry Abraham (the son of Abe Abraham and Anna). F. Murray’s grandfather was a chanter or priest in the Orthodox church.
F. Murray’s paternal grandmother was Hilda/Fadia/Foda Albert/Barkett (the daughter of Abdulla/Albert Barkett and Hanney Saad).
F. Murray’s maternal grandfather was named Bruno Stello. Bruno, a coal miner, was from the Province of Reggio Calabria.
F. Murray’s maternal grandmother was Catherine/Caterina Casmano/Cosmano (the daughter of Joseph/Giuseppe Casmano/Cosmano and Domenica Parisi).
F. Murray Abraham (“Murry Abraham”) on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of F. Murray’s paternal grandfather, Murray/Murry Abraham – https://www.findagrave.com
Death record of F. Murray’s paternal grandmother, Hilda/Fadia/Foda (Albert/Barkett) Abraham – https://www.findagrave.com
F. Murray’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of F. Murray’s maternal grandfather, Bruno Stello – http://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of F. Murray’s maternal grandmother, Catherine/Caterina (Casmano/Cosmano) Stello – http://www.newspapers.com