Harvey Fierstein

Fierstein in 2009, photo by miromiro/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Harvey Forbes Fierstein

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 6, 1954

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Harvey Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor.

He is the son of Jacqueline Harriet and Irving Fierstein. He was raised in Conservative Judaism.

Harvey’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Gilbert.

Harvey’s maternal grandmother was Bertha Schatzberg (the daughter of Isidore Schatzberg and Rose Silberfine). Berhta was born in Austria. Isidore was the son of Sigmund Schatzberg and Dora Chayt. Rose was the daughter of Max Silberfreund and Bertha.

Sources: http://www.cjnews.com

Genealogy of Harvey Fierstein (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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