William Hurt

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Hurt in 2014, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: William McChord Hurt

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: March 20, 1950

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Swedish

William Hurt is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).

William is the son of Claire Isabel (McGill), who worked at Time, Inc. and Alfred McChord Hurt, a diplomat. His stepfather was Henry Luce III, a son of magazine publisher Henry Luce, of Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune magazines.

William has four children, one with his former partner, Sandra Jennings; two with his former wife, Heidi Henderson; and one with his former partner, French actress, film director, and screenwriter Sandrine Bonnaire. Actress Mary Beth Hurt is his former wife.

William’s paternal grandfather was William Fairleigh Hurt (the son of Napoleon Bonaparte Hurt and Alice Johnston). William’s grandfather William was born in Kentucky. Napoleon was the son of William Hurt and Mary Emma Hitt. Alice was the daughter of William Bear Johnston, who was born in Co. Derry, Ireland, and of Margaret Keturah Mayes, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.

William’s paternal grandmother was Laura McChord (the daughter of Alfred Hynes McChord and Eunice Harlan). Laura was born in Kentucky. Alfred was the son of Robert Caldwell McChord and Laura Duvall Hynes. Eunice was the daughter of James Lawson Harlan and Letitia/Lettie Maxwell.

William’s maternal grandfather was Frederick G./William McGill (the son of Frederick Aron/Onslow McGill and Sarah Isabel Schooler). William’s grandfather Frederick was born in South Dakota. William’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of James McGill and Maggie. Sarah was the daughter of Manoah Barber Schooler and Sarah Isabel Ayers.

William’s paternal grandmother Catherine Rogers (the daughter of Alexander Rogers and Isabel Bryden Bulman). Catherine was born in Iowa. Alexander was the son of James Rogers and Martha Sampson.

Sources: Genealogies of William Hurt – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of William’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.co.uk

Family history and pictures of William’s paternal grandfather, William Fairleigh Hurt, and his family – http://www.oocities.org

Genealogy of William’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Margaret Keturah Mayes (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of William’s paternal great-grandfather, Alfred Hynes McChord – https://old.findagrave.com

Genealogies of William’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Manoah Barber Schooler and Sarah Isabel Ayers – https://old.findagrave.com

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