Kelsey Grammer

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Birth Name: Allen Kelsey Grammer

Place of Birth: Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Date of Birth: February 21, 1955

Ethnicity: English, German, Dutch, Scottish, Irish, French-Canadian/French, Welsh

Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, director, producer, and activist.

Kelsey was born on Saint Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is the son of Sally (Cranmer), an actress and singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician, who owned a coffee shop and bar and grill, Greer’s Place. His parents were from the mainland U.S. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Kelsey is a third cousin of musician Andy Grammer. The two share paternal great-great-grandparents.

Kelsey is married to British flight attendant Kayte Walsh. Kelsey has seven children, a daughter, actress Spencer Grammer, with his former wife, dance instructor Doreen Alderman; a daughter, actress and beauty queen Greer Grammer, with his former partner, hair and makeup stylist Barrie Buckner; two children with his former wife, television personality and entertainer Camille Grammer; and three with Kayte.

Kelsey’s paternal grandfather was Frank Allen Grammer (the son of John Thomas Grammer and Emilie/Emily Miller Tuite). Frank was born in New Jersey. John was the son of Allen Jefferson Grammer and Clara Frances Brinkerhoff. Emilie was the daughter of Francis Wallace “Frank” Tuite and Catherine C. Keve.

Kelsey’s paternal grandmother was Edna M. Weeks (the daughter of Wilbur Kelsey/Kelcey Weeks and Ella May Romaine). Edna was born in Newark, Essex, New Jersey. Wilbur was the son of Edward Alphonso Weeks and Gertrude Melick. Ella was the daughter of John Prarr Romaine and Rosanna/Rosa Sabina Clark.

Kelsey’s maternal grandfather was Gordon Savage Cranmer (the son of William Stockton Cranmer and Cora May Savage). Gordon was born in Fresno, Fresno Co., California. William was the son of Thomas Jefferson Cranmer and Unity Angeline Ogle. Cora was the daughter of Ambroise/Ambrose Benjamin Sauvage/Savage, who was French-Canadian, and of Emma Jane Combs.

Kelsey’s maternal grandmother was Evangeline Lucille/Lucile Dimmick (the daughter of Ellis Loughborough Dimmick and Genevieve/Genevive Marriott Geddes). Evangeline was born in California. Ellis was the son of Joseph Dimmick, Jr. and Mary Frances Kreichbaum/Krichbaum. Genevieve was the daughter of Charles Blair Geddes and Amelia Rebecca Farnham/Farnell, who were from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sources: Genealogies of Kelsey Grammer –

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