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Robert Preston

Ancestry of
Robert Preston

Stage and Movie Actor


Who was Robert Preston?

Born Robert Preston Meservey, he was an American stage and film actor. He is probably best remembered for his role as Professor Harold Hill in the 1962 musical film The Music Man. It was a role that he previously played on Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Actor in 1958. He is also fondly remembered for his role as the wagon master in the film epic How the West Was Won. In 1982 he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the film Victor Victoria.

Famous Kin

Robert Preston's famous kin include fellow actors Richard Gere, Dick Van Dyke, and Jodie Foster. He also has kinship to Merrill Lynch co-founder Charles Edward Merrill.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Robert Preston

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

9th cousin
via Moses Simmons

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Moses Simmons

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Ezra Pound

Expatriate American Poet and Critic

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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William Barstow

(c1612 - 1668/9)
Truelove passenger 1635

8th great-grandfather

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Owen Brewster

54th Governor of Maine

8th cousin 1 time removed
via William Barstow

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Barstow

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Barstow

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Barstow

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Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Moses Simmons

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Barstow

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Moses Simmons

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