Birth Name: Jacob Lincoln Freund
Date of Birth: January 29, 1918
Place of Birth: Penns Grove, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Death: April 1, 2010
Place of Death: Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
John Forysthe was an American actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher, and philanthropist.
His father, Samuel Jeremiah Freund, was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. His mother, Blanche Materson (Blohm), was born in Pennsylvania, of Russian Jewish and German Jewish descent.
John was married to Julie Wagner Warren, until her death, and then to Nicole Carter, until his death. He had a son with his first wife, actress Parker Worthington McCormick, and two children with Julie.
John’s maternal grandfather was named David Hyat Blohm. David was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
John’s maternal grandmother was Mary/May S. Materson (the daughter of Hillel Meterson and Feige/Fanny Levy). Mary was born in Maryland, to German Jewish parents, from Prussia. Hillel was the son of Altschul Meterson.
Sources: John Forsythe on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John’s maternal grandmother, Mary/May S. Materson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandfather, Hillel Meterson (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com