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Post by lelacorb on Thu Nov 01 2012, 10:39

George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Los Angeles - George èClooney is a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, who was assassinated in Washington in 1865. Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks, was the sister of the great-great-great-great grandmother Clooney, making the actor a distant cousin of the president. A split, however, the political party. Lincoln in fact, gone down in history for having abolished slavery, was a Republican, but you know the passion for democracy Clooney this year has been very active in supporting the re-election of Barack Obama to the White House. The former president is not the only relative of the famous Hollywood stars. George is in fact the nephew of Rosemary Clooney, actress and singer of the 50s and 60s, who died in 2002.
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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by it's me on Thu Nov 01 2012, 10:47

funny, no?
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Post by fluffy on Thu Nov 01 2012, 11:11

They said that Lincoln was a Republican, so with George being a Democrat, a bit of opposition there??!! There's a similarity with the chin I think. Very definite bone structure...hmmmmmmm.....cute!!!! love1

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by Joanna on Thu Nov 01 2012, 11:55

My brain can't work it out....would that be on his Mother's
or his Father's side ?

He'll have to come over to UK and do the "Who do you think you are"
Documentary for BBC...that would be interesting.

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by melbert on Thu Nov 01 2012, 12:32

There was a story some time ago where Nina had gone to visit somewhere regarding Lincoln. So, I believe the relationship is on Nina's side.

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by Lighterside on Thu Nov 01 2012, 12:38

Here's a little more history of this story:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aunt Rosemary was not George Clooney's only famous relative. You can add a certain Civil War American president to the Oscar-winning actor's family tree.

Politics has apparently run in the activist actor's blood for centuries, as website Ancestry.com on Thursday revealed that the "Ocean's 11" star is distantly related to President Abraham Lincoln.

According to Ancestry.com, Clooney is the half-first cousin five times removed from Lincoln, the 16th president. The genealogy website breaks down the connection, explaining the "half" means that two of their ancestors were half-siblings - Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks was the half-sister of Clooney's 4th great-grandmother Mary Ann Sparrow.

Hanks and Sparrow shared the same mother, Lucy Hanks, but had different fathers. Lucy Hanks was Lincoln's maternal grandmother as well as the 5th great-grandmother of Clooney.

Clooney's aunt was singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, who died in 2002.

Clooney, long noted for his political activism, is a major Hollywood backer of President Barack Obama. He hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser at his Los Angeles home in March that raised $15 million.

Lincoln, a Republican, is considered one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. He led the country through the Civil War and is credited with the abolition of slavery, which officially became law in 1865 after his assassination.

He is the subject of an upcoming Steven Spielberg film "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, which is to open in the United States next week.

Ancestry.com is offering free access to more than 20,000 documents showcasing Lincoln's life, his family tree and the most pivotal moments of his presidential career. The details can be found at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by it's me on Thu Nov 01 2012, 17:02

so they share the same (about G bis-bis-bis-bis-bis ) granny !
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Post by it's me on Thu Nov 01 2012, 17:36

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by Atalante on Thu Nov 01 2012, 19:20

Daniel Day Lewis looks more like mister Lincoln. LINK Thumbs up!

Here's the Lincoln-Clooney tree : LINK tongue

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by Joanna on Thu Nov 01 2012, 21:10

Is there any connection to Tom Hanks then ?

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by watching on Thu Nov 01 2012, 21:15

Well there was that movie that stated that Ab was a vampire hunter. And G fougt them on Dusk til Dawn. It's uncanny. Maybe it's in the blood.... Smile

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by Joanna on Thu Nov 01 2012, 21:18

OoooooOOOOOOooooooo......spooky wooky affraid

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by it's me on Thu Nov 01 2012, 21:49

thanks Atlante
the Lincoln-Clooney tree is really interesting!


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Post by Maggy on Thu Nov 01 2012, 23:39

it's me wrote:thanks Atlante
the Lincoln-Clooney tree is really interesting!

Yes, very.

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by melbert on Fri Nov 02 2012, 01:13

what an amazing cast! I may have to go see that!

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by janieb on Fri Nov 02 2012, 05:28

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They have the same eyebrows!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by it's me on Fri Nov 02 2012, 05:43

well.... maybe! Very Happy

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Re: George Clooney distant relative of Abraham Lincoln

Post by Atalante on Sat Nov 03 2012, 19:49

Yes Janie, I was thinking the same thing and look at those lips ! And now we can call old uncle George also old uncle Abe !!! tongue pointing

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