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Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director


Who is Clint Eastwood?

Clint Eastwood is an American actor and filmmaker. He initially rose to popularity on television in the late 1950s and early 1960s for his role on the Western series Rawhide where he played the role of Rowdy Yates in over 200 episodes. Towards the end of that series, his film breakthrough and rise to international stardom came from his portrayal of “The Man with No Name” in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western trilogy that included A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). The genre was referred to by American critics as Spaghetti Westerns due to most of them being produced and directed by Italians.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Clint Eastwood would go on to portray inspector Harry Callahan in five Dirty Harry films. In total, his career has spanned over fifty years contributing to over fifty films as an actor, producer and director. Twice he as won Academy Awards as Best Director for films that went on to win Best Picture, Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

Famous Kin

Clint Eastwood is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger and Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford. He is also a cousin to the notorious William Stoughton, Chief Judge and Prosecutor at the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. U. S. Presidential kin in Clint Eastwood’s family tree include Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and both Presidents Bush. He also has kinship to the current royal family through a connection with the late Princess Diana.

Clint Eastwood’s kinship with fellow celebrities includes, but is not limited to, John Wayne, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, James Spader, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Hefner, Anne Baxter, Julia Child, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, Kyra Sedgwick, Ted Danson, and Marie Osmond. Other notable kin include American Revolution hero Nathan Hale, American Revolution traitor Benedict Arnold, Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe, C.I.A. Director Allen Dulles, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, inventor Thomas Edison, abolitionist John Brown, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Clint Eastwood

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Steele

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Rev. John House

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward Frisbie

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O. Henry

Short Story Writer

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Steele

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

10th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via James Morgan

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Johnson

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin
via George Bowers

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Bowers

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Frisbie

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Priscilla Presley

Actress and Businesswoman

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Bowers

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Bowers

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin 2 times removed
via George Bowers

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

10th cousin 2 times removed
via George Bowers

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Felicity Huffman

TV & Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Bowers

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Boris Johnson

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Frisbie

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Lisa Marie Presley

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin 2 times removed
via George Bowers

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Bowers

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Bowers

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

11th cousin
via Richard Miles Jr.

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Frisbie

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Thomas Sadoski

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via George Bowers

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