Place of Birth: Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 16, 1969
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
Judah Friedlander is an American actor and comedian.
Judah is the son of Shirley (Sestric) and Arthur Michael “Art” Friedlander. Judah’s father was of Russian Jewish descent. Judah’s mother has Croatian roots.
Judah’s maternal grandfather was George N. Sestric, Jr. (the son of George N. Sestric, Sr. and Mary A. Pavlic). Judah’s great-grandfather George was born in Croatia. Mary A. was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Rosopajnik and Kunić, Croatia, Janko Planinac-Pavlic and Jela Furlic.
Judah’s maternal grandmother was Margaret M. “Babe” Bross (the daughter of Frank Bross/Bros and Antonia T. Mufic). Frank and Antonia were born in Yugoslavia, and were likely of Croatian descent.
Sources: Marriage record of Judah’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Judah Friedlander (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Judah’s maternal grandparents, George N. Sestric, Jr. and Margaret M. Bross – http://www.familysearch.org
Judah’s maternal grandfather, George N. Sestric, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Judah’s maternal grandmother, Margaret M. (Bross) Sestric – http://www.legacy.com
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