“Weird Al” Yankovic
Birth Name: Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Place of Birth: Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 23, 1959
*father – Slovenian, Croatian
*maternal grandfather – Italian
*maternal grandmother – English, small amounts of Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and more distant Dutch, Welsh, and Scottish
“Weird Al” Yankovic is an American parodist, satirist, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, music video director, film producer, and author.
He is the son of Mary Elizabeth (Vivalda) and Nick Louis Yankovic. His father was of Slovenian and Croatian descent. His maternal grandfather was Italian, and his maternal grandmother had English, and small amounts of Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and more distant Dutch, Welsh, and Scottish, ancestry.
“Weird Al” is married to Suzanne Krajewski, with whom he has a daughter.
“Weird Al” is not related to accordion player and polka musician Frankie Yankovic.
“Weird Al”‘s paternal grandfather was named Matthew/Mattan Yankovic/Yankovich (the son of Steve Yankovich and Ann). Matthew was from Črnomelj, Slovenia.
“Weird Al”‘s paternal grandmother was named Mary A. Braj/Bray. Mary was an ethnic Croatian, and was born in Požega-Slavonia.
“Weird Al”‘s maternal grandfather was named John Battista Alfredo “Alfred” Vivalda. John was from Turin, Piedmont, Italy.
“Weird Al”‘s maternal grandmother was Fairy Mae Kidwell (the daughter of Thomas Elden Kidwell and Elizabeth Dobbs). Fairy was born in Kentucky; her family had lived in the United States for many generations, and had English ancestry. Thomas was the son of Louis Palestine Kidwell and Elvina Baker. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jeremiah Dobbs and Eliza Mobley.
Sources: Genealogies of “Weird Al” Yankovic – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
“Weird Al”‘s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
“Weird Al”‘s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of “Weird Al”‘smaternal grandmother, Fairy Mae Kidwell – http://records.ancestry.com
He was born in 1959. Still a boomer. Everything was “natural” in the ‘70s. I’d kill for his hair.
Is that his natural hair texture? Odd…
That seems his natural hair texture. Looks nice.
I personally found odd how African or African-African women are obsessed with alterate their natural hair texture, yet there are white women who do perms or use curling iron.
Not an expert but I think the hair straightening thing is so the hair is more manageable easier to manipulate, and women with straighter hair wish for more volume without having such a flat look. The grass is always greener.
The grass is alwais greener, yes.
Why? Why is it “odd?” Such an ignorant statement.
Alfred Vivalda was from Turin, Piedmont.