Lee Remick

Birth Name: Lee Ann Remick

Date of Birth: December 14, 1935

Place of Birth: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Death: July 2, 1991

Place of Death: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Irish, as well as distant Scottish, French, Dutch, and Belgian Flemish

Lee Remick was an American actress and singer. Her roles include Days of Wine and Roses, The Omen, A Face in the Crowd, Anatomy of a Murder, Wild River, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Detective, The Blue Knight, Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, and The Europeans.

She was the daughter of Margaret Gertrude (Waldo), an actress, and Frank Edwin Remick, a department store owner. Her paternal grandfather was of Irish descent, while much or most of the rest of her ancestry was English. Many of her ancestral lines had been in New England since the 1600s.

Lee was married to British producer William Rory “Kip” Gowans, until her death. She had two children with her former husband, producer Bill Colleran.

Lee’s paternal grandfather was Alfred Hugh Remick (the son of George William Remick and Mary B. Fayne/Fayen). Alfred was born in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, to Irish parents. George was the son of William Remick and Harriet Irving. Mary was the daughter of Hugh Fayne/Fayen and Ann Wilson.

Lee’s paternal grandmother was Alice Mary Cooper (the daughter of Charles Cooper and Caroline P. “Carrie” Emerson). Alice was born in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Charles was the son of Charles Cooper and Mary. Caroline was the daughter of Hiram Emerson and Laura Pratt.

Lee’s maternal grandfather was Lewis Howell Waldo (the son of John Bruce Waldo and Helen Brett). Lewis was born in Johnsville, New York. John was the son of William Besley Waldo and Jane Anne Bruce. Helen was the daughter of James Brett and Helen Ann White.

Lee’s maternal grandmother was Eliza Gertrude Duffield (the daughter of John Duffield and Eliza Thompson). Lee’s grandmother Eliza was born in England.

Sources: Genealogy of Lee Remick – https://famouskin.com

Lee’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Lee’s paternal grandparents, Alfred Hugh Remick and Alice Mary Cooper – https://www.familysearch.org

Lee’s paternal grandfather, Alfred Hugh Remick, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Lee’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary B. (Fayne/Fayen) Remick – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Lee’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Cooper and Caroline P. “Carrie” Emerson – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Lee Remick (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Lee’s maternal grandmother, Eliza Gertrude Duffield, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  2. ses101 says:

    Shouldn’t English be listed first as she appears to be almost entirely of English descent (even her Irish grandfather’s mum and dad had English surnames).

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