Birth Name: Laura Nigro
Date of Birth: October 18, 1947
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: April 8, 1997
Place of Death: Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She was the daughter of Gilda (Mirsky) and Louis Nigro. Her paternal grandfather was Italian, and her other grandparents were Ashkenazi Jewish. She had a son with her former partner Harindra Singh.
Laura’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Nigro (the son of Michael Nigro and Carmela Marinacco). Joseph was Italian, born in Napoli.
Laura’s paternal grandmother was Esther Passov (the daughter of Hyman Passov and Lena/Leah/Lizzie Robb). Esther was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lena was the daughter of Laeb Robb and Esther.
Laura’s maternal grandfather was named Isidor/Isadore Israel Mirsky (the son of Joseph Mirsky). Isidor was a Polish Jewish immigrant.
Laura’s maternal grandmother was named Sophia/Sophie Meyerowitz (the daughter of Arshon/George/Gershon Meyerowitz and Shandel/Sadie). Sophia was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Sources: Genealogy of Laura Nyro (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Laura’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Laura’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Laura Nyro (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com