George A. Romero

Romero in 2008, photo by Prphotos

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
*50% Lithuanian

George A. Romero was an American and Canadian filmmaker, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is known for his classic and influential horror films, including Night of the Living Dead (1968), Season of the Witch, The Crazies (1973), Martin (1977), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Creepshow (1982), Two Evil Eyes, The Dark Half, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead. He is widely credited as having created the modern-day zombie genre.

George was born in The Bronx, New York City, U.S., the son of Anne/Ann (Dvorsky/Dvorski) and Jorge/George Marino Romero. George’s father was born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, and George described his father as Castilian. His father was raised between Cuba and The Bronx. George’s maternal grandparents were Lithuanian.

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 grandfather was Antonio Romero (the son of José Romero and Vincenta Rodríguez). 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 paternal grandmother was named Josefa González.

George’s maternal grandfather was named Vincent Dvorsky (the son of Peter Dvarackas, and of a woman surnamed Mishkinis). Vincent was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.

George’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Shadrik (the daughter of Vincent Shadrik, and of a woman surnamed Wiczkovska). Mary was born in Lithuania.


Information about George’s father’s family –

Genealogy of George A. Romero (focusing on his mother’s side) –

5 Responses

  1. MadBadDog says:

    On his father side he’s only galician.

    His grandfather was born in Neda, a small village near Ferrol in north Galicia (Spain). He inmigrated to Cuba but moved back when his wife got pregnant. His son, Jorge Marino Romero (father of George) was born in Ferrol (Galicia). They moved back to Cuba when he was 2 years old. All his family on his father side is pure galician, they were a well-known family in Ferrol, no castillan family at all.

    May he rest in peace.

  2. andrew says:

    it would be interesting to know more about his mother’s side

  3. andrew says:

    José Romero was the son of Lorenzo Romero and Juana Rodríguez

  4. follers says:

    RIP Mr. Romero.

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