Hallie Todd

Birth Name: Hallie Jane Eckstein

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1962

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, German, Welsh, Irish

Hallie Todd is an American actress, producer, and writer. She is known for her role as Lizzie’s mother Jo on the series Lizzie McGuire.

Hallie is the daughter of writer and producer George Eckstein and actress and comedian Ann Morgan Guilbert. She is married to actor, director, producer, and writer Glenn Withrow, with whom she has a daughter. Her sister, Nora Eckstein, was also an actress, and talent agent and coach.

Hallie’s paternal grandfather was George V. Eckstein (the son of Sigmund Eckstein and Helen Klein). George was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents.

Hallie’s paternal grandmother was named Ruth Wexler. Ruth was born in Pennsylvania.

Hallie’s maternal grandfather was Gerald Didra Guilbert, a physician (the son of Lionel Ashton Guilbert and Anna Didra). Gerald was born in Oregon. Lionel was English. Anna was the daughter of German parents, Christian Wilhelm Didra, Jr. and Louisa Elisa Buck.

Hallie’s maternal grandmother was Cornelia Morgan (the daughter of Montrose Morgan and Isabel/Isabelle H. “Belle” Harney). Cornelia was born in Wisconsin. Montrose was the son of Charles Morgan and Mary Potter Medberry. Isabel was the daughter of John Harney, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Lonergan, who was also Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Hallie’s paternal grandfather, George V. Eckstein – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy and obituary of Hallie’s mother – https://www.findagrave.com

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  1. jackson9 says:

    Paternal grandfather: George V. Eckstein was born in New York the son of Austrian Jewish parents Sigmund Eckstein and Helen.
    Maternal grandfather’s parents were Lionel Ashton Guilbert and Anna Didra. Anna was born to German parents Christian Wilhelm Didra Jr. and Louisa Elisa Buck.
    Maternal grandmother’s mother Isabelle H. Harney, was the daughter of John Harney and Mary Lonergan. Mary was Irish. John Harey was the son of Irish parents Richard Harney Sr. and Catherine McGrath.
    To conclude Hallie Todd is 1/8th German, 1/8th Irish, and Austrian Jewish.
    References: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205824462/george-v.-eckstein (paternal grandfather)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109598878/sigmund-eckstein (paternal great-grandfather)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205824266/helen-eckstein (paternal great-grandmother)

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