Warren Beatty

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Beatty in 2006, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Henry Warren Beaty

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1937

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Northern Irish/Irish, remote French, Danish, Dutch, and Welsh

Warren Beatty is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Reds (1981). His starring roles also include Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, The Parallax View, Bugsy, Love Affair, Heaven Can Wait (which he co-directed), and Dick Tracy (which he directed).

Warren is the son of Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean) and Ira Owens Beaty. He is the brother of actress Shirley MacLaine. Warren is married to actress Annette Bening, with whom he has four children.

His father was American, born in Front Royal, Warren, Virginia, and his mother was Canadian, born on North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His maternal uncle, by marriage, was Canadian Labor-Progressive politician A. A. MacLeod (Alexander Albert MacLeod).

The surname Beaty is Scottish.

Warren’s paternal grandfather was William Welton Beaty (the son of Henry Warren Beaty and Mary Lavinia/Lavina Pomeroy). William was born in Warren County, Virginia. Henry was the son of William A. Beaty and Elmira A. Edmonds. Mary was the daughter of William Montgomery Pomeroy and Lucinda Beaty.

Warren’s paternal grandmother was Ada/Ida Virginia Partlow (the daughter of Burrell Taylor Partlow and Ruth Valonia/Valey Updike). Ada was born in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Burrell was the son of William Dollins Partlow and Margaret Gore. Ruth was the daughter of Daniel Updike and Nellie/Penelope Johnson.

Warren’s maternal grandfather was Murdoch/Murdock Thomas MacLean (the son of Murdoch/Murdock D. McLean/MacLean and Annie/Ann McLeod). Warren’s grandfather Murdoch was born on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Warren’s great-grandfather Murdoch was the son of Scottish parents, Donald MacLean and Mary S. Symonds, who was from Banffshire. Annie was also the daughter of Scottish parents, John Donald McLeod, from Sutherlandshire, and Christina/Christine “Christy” Kennedy.

Warren’s maternal grandmother was Blanche Lehigh (the daughter of Franklin Metcalfe/Metcalf Lehigh/Leehy and Frances/Fanny Richards). Blanche was born in Frankville, Ontario, Canada. Franklin was the son of Gideon Lehigh/Leahy/Leehy and Clarissa/Clarrisa/Clara Kilbourn/Killborn/Kilborn/Kilbourne, whose parents were American, from Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. Warren’s great-grandmother Frances was born in Ireland, to a Protestant family.

Sources: Genealogies of Warren Beatty – https://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Warren’s paternal grandmother, Ada/Ida Virginia (Partlow) Beaty (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Warren’s maternal grandparents, Murdoch/Murdock Thomas MacLean and Blanche Lehigh – https://familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He has also remote Dutch ancestry. His “Updike” line traces back to Louris Jansen Opdyke

  2. andrew says:

    full genealogy:

    Warren has remote French ancestry from Nicholas Lehugh, born c. 1666, in France. Also his Danish heritage is remote (one ancestor in the 1600s)

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