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John Lithgow

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor


Who is John Lithgow?

John Lithgow is an American stage, television and movie actor. He is also a children's book author and has recorded children's music albums. John Lithgow has received many awards throughout his career including, but not limited to, two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and an American Comedy Award. He has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards.

Famous Kin

John Lithgow is a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers John Billington and William Bradford. He also has an accused witch in the family with a connection to Mary (Perkins) Bradbury who was convicted of witchcraft at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. John Lithgow has a number of U.S. Presidents in his family tree including James Garfield, Millard Fillmore, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, Howard Taft, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and both Presidents Bush. U.S. First Ladies are also represented in his family tree with kinship to Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman, and Nancy Reagan. There is also a royal connection for John Lithgow with kinship to the late Princess Diana

John Lithgow's literary kin include author Harriet Beecher Stowe, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, author Louisa May Alcott, poet Emily Dickinson, playwright Tennessee Williams, and poet Robert Frost. Celebrity kin for John Lithgow include actress Katharine Hepburn, singer Janis Joplin, actor Henry Fonda, TV personality and chef Julia Child, actor Humphrey Bogart, actress Jodie Foster, actor Clint Eastwood, actress Sally Field, singer Amy Grant, actor Ed Helms, actor James Dean, and the Wilson brothers of The Beach Boys..


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John Lithgow

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

10th cousin
via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Howland

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Howland

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Francis Wakeman

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Nicholas Danforth

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Martha Plimpton

TV, Movie & Stage Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Raymond

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via Richard Raymond

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Howland

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Christian Penn

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed
via John Howland

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Tupper

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

19th cousin
via Katherine Pabenham

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William Waldegrave

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin
via Hezekiah Newcomb

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via John Perkins

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via Alice Carpenter

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin
via Sir John Fray

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Sherman

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Gorham

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Katherine Pabenham

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John Lithgow photo by David Shankbone (CC BY-SA 3.0)