George A. Romero
Birth Name: George Andrew Romero
Date of Birth: February 4, 1940
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: July 16, 2017
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
*50% Galician/Castilian Spanish
George A. Romero was an American and Canadian filmmaker, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is known for his classic horror films, including Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1979), Creepshow (1982), and Land of the Dead (2005). He is widely credited as having created the modern-day zombie genre.
George was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Anne/Ann (Dvorsky/Dvorski) and Jorge/George Marino Romero.
George’s father was born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, and George has described his father as Castilian. He was raised between Cuba and The Bronx, New York, U.S. George’s mother is said to have origins in Lithuania.
He took on dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship in 2009. He was married to Suzanne Desrocher, until his death. He had a son with his first wife, Nancy, and two children with his second wife, actress Christine Forrest.
George’s paternal grandparents were Antonio Romero (the son of José Romero and Vincenta Rodríguez) and Josefa González. Antonio was born in Neda, a small village near Ferrol in north Galicia (Spain). José was the son of Lorenzo Romero and Juana Rodríguez.
George’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Dvorsky (the son of Peter Dvarackas and a woman surnamed Mishkinis). Vincent was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.
George’s maternal grandmother was Mary Shadrik (the daughter of Vincent Shadrik and a woman surnamed Wiczkovska). Mary was born in Lithuania.
Information about George’s father’s family – https://amp.elmundo.es
Genealogy of George’s mother – https://www.ancestry.ca
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