Hope Lange

Birth Name: Hope Elise Ross Lange

Date of Birth: November 28, 1933

Place of Birth: Redding, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Death: December 19, 2003

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: German [including one eighth Swiss-German]

Hope Lange was an American film, stage, and television actress. She was nominated for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Selena Cross in the 1957 film Peyton Place.

Hope was the daughter of Minnette/Minette M. and John George Lange. Her father was a cellist, a music arranger for Florenz Ziegfeld, and a conductor for Henry Cohen, and her mother was an actress. She was raised mostly in Greenwich Village, New York.

Hope was married to theatrical producer Charles Hollerith, Jr., until her death. She had two children, Patricia and actor Christopher Murray, with her former husband, actor Don Murray.

Hope’s paternal grandfather was named Frederick Lange. Frederick was German.

Hope’s paternal grandmother was named Sophie Vottler. Sophie was German.

Hope’s maternal grandfather was William Albert Buddecke (the son of Johann Conrad Buddeke and Amalie Thomann). William was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a German father and a Swiss-German mother. Johann was born in Schledehausen, Hannover, the son of Christoph Wilhelm Buddeke and Marie Christine. Amalie was from Lenzburg, Aargau, and was the daughter of Wessel Thomann.

Hope’s maternal grandmother was Ella L. Dauth (the daughter of Ferdinand Dauth and B. Anna). Ella was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to German parents, her father from Darmstadt, Hessen, and her mother from Bavaria.

Source: Genealogy of Hope Lange – https://www.familysearch.org

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