Frances Sternhagen

LOS ANGELES – AUG 16: Sternhagen arriving to “Dolphin Tale” World Premiere on August 16, 2012 in Westwood, CA, DFree/

Birth Name: Frances Hussey Sternhagen

Date of Birth: January 13, 1930

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Death: November 27, 2023

Place of Death: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, English, distant Dutch and Scottish

Frances Sternhagen was an American actress. Her roles include the films Up the Down Staircase, The Hospital (1971), Two People, Fedora, Starting Over, Outland (1981), Independence Day (1983), Romantic Comedy, Bright Lights, Big City; See You in the Morning, Communion (1989), Sibling Rivalry, Misery, Doc Hollywood, Raising Cain, Highway (2002), Stephen King’s The Mist, Julie & Julia, Dolphin Tale, and And So It Goes; the series Cheers, Tales from the Crypt, ER, Sex and the City, and The Closer; the mini-series Stephen King’s Golden Years; and many acclaimed stage plays, including two Tony-winning performances.

She was the daughter of Gertrude (Hussey), a nurse during WWII, and John Meier Sternhagen, a tax court judge and a member of the U.S. Board of Tax Appeals. Frances was married to stage, film, and television actor Thomas A. Carlin, until his death, with whom she had six children.

Frances’s paternal grandfather was named Herman Sternhagen (the son of Fredrick Sternhagen). Herman was born in New York.

Frances’s paternal grandmother was named Christina Meier. Christina was born in New York.

Frances’s maternal grandfather was George Frederick Hussey (the son of George Frederick Hussey and Margaret Clapp). Frances’s grandfather George was born in New York, and was of Colonial American, English or mostly English, descent, with deep roots in Massachusetts and New York. Frances’s great-grandfather George was the son of Samuel Wing Hussey and Susan A. Allen. Margaret was the daughter of John Clapp, Jr. and Phebe Hicks.

Frances’s maternal grandmother was Katherine Maud Philip/Phillip (the daughter of Martin Hoffman Philip and Sarah Lucretia Peck). Katherine was born in New York. Martin was the son of Henry George Philip and Catharine D. Hoffman, who was German. Sarah was the daughter of Darius Peck, whose father and paternal grandfather were ministers; and of Harriet Matilda Hudson.


Genealogy of Frances Sternhagen –

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