Michael Bowen

Bowen in 2004, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: (possibly) Gladewater, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 21, 1957

*father – Welsh
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish, Danish, German, Swiss-German

Michael Bowen is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Sonia Sorel (born Sonia Henius), an actress, and Michael Bowen, a painter and artist. Michael is a half-brother of actors Christopher Carradine, Robert Carradine, and Keith Carradine, and an uncle of actresses Martha Plimpton, Ever Carradine, and Sorel Carradine.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was of half Polish Jewish and half Danish ancestry. Michael’s maternal grandmother was of German and Swiss-German descent.

Michael’s paternal grandparents were Sterling Bowen and Grace. They are said to have had Welsh ancestry.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Henry Robert Gustav Henius (the son of Max Henius and Johanne Louise “Henne” Heiberg). Henry was born in Illinois. Max, a prominent biochemist, was a Danish Jew, the son of Polish Jewish immigrants, Isidor Henius and Emilie Wasserzug. Johanne was of Danish background, and was the daughter of Emil Theodor Heiberg and Johanne Henriette Jacoba Schmidt, and the sister of historian/philologist Johan Ludvig Heiberg.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Dorothy Fuess (the daughter of Joseph Fuess and Anna Fischer). Lillian was born in Illinois. Joseph was German, from Roentgen, Baden, the son of Joseph Fuess and Margertha Hasselhofer. Anna was born in Illinois, to a German father, Joseph Fischer, and a Swiss-German mother, Elizabeth Eggan/Eggen.

Sources: http://www.zpub.com

Genealogy of Michael Bowen – https://www.geni.com

Michael’s maternal grandmother, Lillian Dorothy Fuess, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Fuess and Anna Fischer – https://familysearch.org

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