Fran Lebowitz

Lebowitz in 2016, Joe Seer

Birth Name: Frances Ann Lebowitz

Place of Birth: Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 27, 1950

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Fran Lebowitz is an American author, public speaker, and actor. She is known for her books Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, and her subsequent writers block and speaking career.

She is the daughter of Ruth and Harold Lebowitz. Her parents owned Pearl’s Upholstered Furniture, a furniture store and upholstery workshop.

Fran’s paternal grandfather was named Adolph Lebowitz. Adolph was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant.

Fran’s paternal grandmother was named Margaret Weisz. Margaret was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant.

Fran’s maternal grandfather was Philip Splaver (the son of Louis Harry/Hershel Leibe Splaver/Shpliaver and Rose Freedman). Philip was born in Onyx, Lithuania. Louis was born in Anyksciai, the son of Joseph Mayer/Meier Vulf Splaver/Shpliaver and Rachel/Rochla. Rose was the daughter of Moses/Moshe Lazur/Freedman and Tamyra Hana Markel.

Fran’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Abramowitz (the daughter of Harry/Henry/Zalman Tzvi Abramowitz and Fanny/Fannie/Freida/Frida Karpoff). Lillian was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Harry was the son of Moses Abramowitz and Zelda Slonimsky, who were born in Riga, Latvia. Fanny was the daughter of Abraham Karpoff.

Sources: Genealogy of Fran Lebowitz –

Death records of Fran’s maternal grandparents, Philip Splaver and Lillian (Abramowitz) Splaver –

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