Birth Name: Craig Kenneth Bruderlin
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 18, 1940
Ethnicity: English, Swiss-German, German, Scottish, Irish
James Brolin is an American actor, producer, and director. His roles include The Amityville Horror (1979), Gable and Lombard, Capricorn One, and Traffic, among many others. He has also been credited as James M. Brolin and Craig J. Brolin.
James is the son of Helen Sue (Mansur) and Henry Hurst Bruderlin.
James is married to actress, musician, and filmmaker Barbra Streisand. He has two children, including actor Josh Brolin, with his former wife, late wildlife activist Jane Cameron Agee; and a daughter with his former wife, actress Jan Smithers.
James’s mother’s Mansur line can be traced to Robert Mansur, who was born, c. 1638, in England.
James’s paternal grandfather was Henry Casper Bruderlin (the son of Albert Bruderlin and Malvina Behrens). Henry was born in Colorado. Albert was Swiss, of Swiss-German descent, and was the son of W./U. Bruderlin and Mary. Malvina was born in Illinois or Iowa, to German parents.
James’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Hurst (the daughter of Levi Allen Hurst and Anna Gertrude McLane). Sarah was born in Missouri. Levi was the son of Thomas Hurst and Sarah Ann Prichard. James’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Allen McLane and Jane Elizabeth Kay.
James’s maternal grandfather was Alan/Allan Jay Mansur (the son of Ozro Edward Mansur and Helen Aline/Aleene Brownell). Alan was born in California. Ozro was the son of Charles/Carlos Frederick Mansur, who was born in Barnston, Stanstead, Québec, Canada, and of Columbia Latricia/Leticia Gale. Helen was born in Illinois, and was adopted by Albert Sanford Brownell and Angeline Augusta Wetherbee.
James’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude K./L. Stone/Stones (the daughter of Hiram Nephi Stones and Susan Monima Strong). Gertrude was born in California. Hiram was the son of William M. Stones and Sarah Fitten, who were born in Lancashire, England. Susan was the daughter of Nathaniel/Nathan Mitchell Strong and Firnetta/Farnettie Jane Lane.
Sources: Genealogies of James Brolin – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of James Brolin (focusing on his father’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
James’s paternal great-grandparents, Albert Bruderlin and Malvina Behrens, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of James Brolin (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://famouskin.com
Genealogies of James’s maternal grandparents, Alan/Allan Jay Mansur and Gertrude K./L. Stone/Stones – https://old.findagrave.com
I’ve looked into the Mansur family. James Brolin is distantly related to several politicians:
They all descent to a couple, John Mansur II and Hannah Lovejoy.