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Besser - Alpert Chicago connection

Updated January 8, 2006

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My parents, Rosaline Alpert, and Sylvan Besser, were married in 1948. Both were born in Chicago, Il.

I was born in Chicago, in 1953, my sister Gayle, was born in Chicago, 1957.

My relatives in Chicago were:
a) Joe Besser (uncle), one of the second set of 3 Stooges
b) Jack Besser (uncle), co-founder of Monogram Models
c) Herb Alpert (distant cousin) (TJ brass musician)

My father, Sylvan Besser, has one brother, Theador, no sister.
My Mother, Rosaline, has 2 brothers, Udel and Hyman, no sister.

My mothers-mother's maiden name is Goldblatt (Bertha Goldblatt, who's family migrated from Russia to Chicago, so I was told, before the Revolution. She had many brothers, one named Maxwell. She went through Ellis Island.

My father's grandparents migrated from Russia to Chicago, so I was told, prior to the Revolution. They entered USA, through Ellis Island.

My father's father was August Besser, who is one of the brothers of Jack Besser. His wife, Sylvia Rodgers, died on my father's birth. My father was named after her.

I married Cindy Robertson, on June 1987. We have a daughter, Michele, born on 3/24/89, the day the Exxon Valdez ran into Alaskan coastline. Cindy's Mother was a relative of actress, Rue McClanahan.

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