Michael Sucsy

Sucsy in 2012, photo by DFree/www.bigstockphoto.com

Birth Name: Michael Langer Sucsy

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

Date of Birth: February 14, 1973

*father – Hungarian, Slovak
*mother – English, Irish, German, some Belgian/Walloon and Swiss-German

Michael Sucsy is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed, wrote, and produced the mini-series Grey Gardens, and directed the films The Vow and Every Day and episodes of 13 Reasons Why.

He is married to Demitri Sgourakis.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Emil J. Sucsy, Jr. (the son of Emil Sucsy/Szucsi, Sr., and Dora Danko). Michael’s grandfather Emil was born in New York, to parents from Kisvárda, Hungary.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Langer (the daughter of Michael/Mike R. Langer and Antonia/Antoinette Lago). Margaret was born in New Jersey. Michael was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents, Michael A. Langer and Ludmila Stanik. Antonia was born in Vrbové, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia, the daughter of Joseph/Josephus Lago and Catherine/Catharina Sudora/Szudora.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Hamlin L. Tanner (the son of Henry George Tanner and Inez Manion). Hamlin was born in Toledo, Ohio. Henry was the son of Emma Tanner, whose father was Swiss and whose mother was German. Inez was born in Indiana, the daughter of Patrick Manion, who was Irish, and of Sarah M. Anderson, who was born in Indiana, to Irish parents.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Clara June Small (the daughter of David H. Small and Clara Mary Gosche). Michael’s grandmother Clara was born in Toledo, Ohio. David was the son of Isaac D. Small and Sarah Diantha Aiken. Michael’s great-grandmother Clara’s father, Nicholas/Nicholaus Gosche/Goshe, was born in Ohio, to parents from Arlon, Belgium, Johann/John Baptist Gosche/Goshe and Clara M. Mangette/Mangett, who were likely of German and Walloon ancestry. Clara’s mother, Anna Catharina/Catharine Steppie/Steppich/Stippich, was the daughter of German parents.

Sources: Birth record of Michael’s great-uncle (paternal grandfather’s brother) – http://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Langer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret (Langer) Sucsy – http://articles.courant.com

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael/Mike R. Langer and Antonia/Antoinette Lago – http://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Michael/Mike R. Langer and Ludmila Stanik, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Antonia/Antoinette Lago – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Hamlin L. Tanner and Clara June (Small) Tanner – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June (Small) Tanner – http://www.legacy.com

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