James Coburn

James Coburn – 2002 Stella Adler Awards – Arrivals – The Highlands – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Harrison Coburn

Date of Birth: August 31, 1928

Place of Birth: Laurel, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: November 18, 2002

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

*father – English, distant German
*mother – Swedish

James Coburn was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Affliction (1997).

James was the son of Mylet Signa (Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn. His father had English, and distant German, ancestry. His mother was born in Nebraska, to Swedish parents.

He was married to Jamaican-born actress and television host Paula Murad Coburn, until his death. He had two children with his former wife, Beverly Kelly.

James’ paternal grandfather was Daniel Dutton Coburn (the son of James Harrison Coburn and Jane M. Matthews). Daniel was born in Wisconsin. James’ great-grandfather James was the son of Nathaniel Coburn and Sophia Fisher. Jane was born in Ohio, to English parents, a father surnamed Matthews, and Mary Gibbs.

James’ paternal grandmother was Altha Ann Johnson (the daughter of Noah V. Johnson and Sarah Jane Mason). Noah was the son of Noah Johnson and Catharine Burkett. Sarah was the daughter of Jesse Mason and Melinda Edwards.

James’ maternal grandfather was Frans Johnsson (the son of Johannes Andersson and Brita Katarina Adolfsdotter). Frans was born in Långvattnet, Sweden. Johannes was the son of Anders Johansson and Elsa Margareta Johansdotter. Brita was the daughter of Adolf Larsson and Katarina Margareta Jonsdotter.

James’ maternal grandmother was Anna Emilia Lindström (the daughter of Johan August Lindström and Emma Gustava Persdotter). Anna was born in Tveta, Sweden.

Sources: Genealogies of James Coburn – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of James’ paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Asa Coburn – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of James’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Catharine Burkett – https://www.wikitree.com

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    finally someone added him

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