Judd Hirsch

Hirsch in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Judd S. Hirsch

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1935

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Judd Hirsch is an American actor. His roles include the series Taxi, Dear John, and Numb3rs and the films Ordinary People, Running on Empty, Independence Day, and its sequel, A Beautiful Mind, Uncut Gems, and The Fabelmans.

His father, Joseph Sidney Hirsch, was of German Jewish and Dutch Jewish descent. His mother, Sarah/Sally (Kitzis), was of Russian Jewish ancestry. Judd has a son with his first wife Elisa Sadaune, and two children with his second wife, fashion designer Bonni Sue Chalkin.

Judd’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Hirsch (the son of Adolph Hirsch and Sophie Baum). Benjamin was born in New York, to German Jewish parents.

Judd’s paternal grandmother was Rosa Benjamin (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Benjamin and Rebecca/Rebeca Vince/Wins). Rosa was born in Whitechapel, London, England, to Dutch Jewish parents. Rebecca was born in Amsterdam, the daughter of Nathan Levie Vince/Wins and Roosje Levie Belgrado, who had Serbian Jewish ancestry.

Judd’s maternal grandfather was Isaac N. Kitzis (the son of Noah Kitzis/Ketzis and Riva Chaya Chamudis). Isaac was a Russian Jewish emigrant, from Causeni, Moldova. Noah was born in Bender, Tighina, the son of Yitzhok Kitzis and Sura Kitzis. Riva was the daughter of Gavshei Hamoudis/Chamudis and Rinua Chamudis, who were from Bessarabia.

Judd’s maternal grandmother was named Clara/Klara Tartofsky (the daughter of Noah Tartofsky and Sima). Clara was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Sources: Genealogy of Judd Hirsch – https://www.geni.com

Judd’s paternal grandparents, Benjamin Hirsch and Rosa Benjamin, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Judd’s paternal grandmother, Rosa Benjamin, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Judd’s maternal grandparents, Isaac N. Kitzis and Clara/Klara Tartofsky, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


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