Birth Name: John James Bannon
Date of Birth: June 14, 1940
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Death: October 25, 2017
Place of Death: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, U.S.
*25% Sephardi Jewish
Jack Bannon was an American actor. He was the son of actress, voice actress, and comedian Bea Benaderet and radio announcer and actor Jim Bannon. He was married to actress Ellen Travolta, until his death. Ellen is the sister of actor John Travolta.
Jack’s paternal grandfather was named William Joseph Bannon (the son of D. Bannon and Mary). William was born in Kansas, to an Irish father and a Canadian mother.
Jack’s paternal grandmother was named Lola/Lala/Clara Shortle/Shorttel (the daughter of James E. Shortle and Annie). Lola was born in Missouri. James was the son of Irish parents. Annie was also the daughter of Irish parents.
Jack’s maternal grandfather was Samuel David Benaderet (the son of David Benaderet and Esther Levy). Samuel was born in İzmir, Turkey, to a Jewish family.
Jack’s maternal grandmother was named Margaret O’Keefe. Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents, from Northern Ireland.
Sources: Genealogy of Jack Bannon – https://www.geni.com
Jack’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal grandmother, Lola/Lala/Clara Shortle/Shorttel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Jack’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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