Birth Name: Vanessa Lee Carlton
Place of Birth: Milford, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 16, 1980
*Norwegian, Swedish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Vanessa Carlton is an American singer and songwriter. She is famous for her single A Thousand Miles.
Her father has Norwegian and Swedish ancestry. Her mother is Jewish, of Russian Jewish descent.
Vanessa’s paternal grandparents were Edward “Ed” Carlton and Shirley Adele Anderson (the daughter of Lester Everett Anderson and Pearl Beatrice Thompson).
Vanessa’s maternal grandparents were Alan Jay Liberman (later Lee, the son of Moe Liberman and Tessie Horowitz) and Elizabeth B.
Sources: Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal grandmother, Shirley Adele Anderson – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Vanessa’s paternal grandmother, Shirley Adele (Anderson) Carlton – http://www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com
Vanessa’s maternal grandfather, Alan Jay Liberman, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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