Pat Benatar

VH1 Diva Duets 2003

Benatar in 2003, photo by

Birth Name: Patricia Mae Andrzejewski

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

Date of Birth: January 10, 1953

*father – Polish
*mother – Dutch, English, German, Irish

Pat Benatar is an American singer and songwriter.

She is the daughter of Mildred and Andrew Andrzejewski. She is married to guitarist Neil Giraldo, with whom she has two children. Her surname is from her former husband, assistant director and production manager Dennis Benatar. Benatar is a Sephardi Jewish surname.

Pat’s maternal grandfather was William Joseph Knapp (the son of William Henry Knapp and Jenny/Jennie Leavy). Pat’s grandfather William was born in New York. Pat’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Knapp and Araminta Springstat.

Pat’s maternal grandmother was May Geraldine Prey (the daughter of Van Etten/Vanetten S. Prey and Martha Miraha Ryan). May was born in New York.


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