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3 Famous Actors to Look Out for in the 1950 U.S. Census

The 1950 census release is just around the corner and genealogists everywhere with ancestors in the U.S. are preparing to find their relatives in these exciting records! A new generation of Americans will be making their appearance in the public census records for the first time, and this post will be the first in a series exploring the beloved celebs who are among them!

This time, we’ll be taking a look at 3 famous actors who made their census debut in 1950.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, born Mary Louise Streep, was 10 months old when the 1950 census was conducted. Born on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey, this celebrated actress should be appearing alongside her mother, Mary Wilkinson Streep (age 5, born in 1915), a fine artist and the art editor of Home Furnishing Magazine; and her father, Harry William Streep, Jr. (age 40, born in 1910), who worked as a pharmaceutical company executive. The family lived at 10 Oak Ridge Avenue, Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, until 1962. Meryl’s two younger brothers, Harry Streep III and Dana David Streep won’t appear until the next census, as they were born in 1951 and 1953 respectively.

While we wait to find her in the 1950 census, check out these colorized yearbook photos of Meryl from the MyHeritage yearbook collections

Meryl as a varsity cheerleader

Meryl as a varsity cheerleader

“Under… the capable leadership of Meryl Streep, the student body is cheerfully awakened each morning by the voices of the morning announcers.”

“Under… the capable leadership of Meryl Streep, the student body is cheerfully awakened each morning by the voices of the morning announcers.”

Al Pacino

Al Pacino, born Alfredo James Pacino, just missed the deadline to make the 1940 census: he was born on April 25, 1940. So he will be appearing in the 1950 census at age 10. Al was born in east Harlem, New York City, as the only child of Rose Gerardi-Geraldi (age 31, born 1919 (and Salvatore (Sal) Pacino (age 28, born in 1922), an insurance agent. However, his parents split up when he was two years old and his father moved to California and opened a restaurant. Al and his mother Rose moved to South Bronx, where they lived with Rose’s grandparents, Kate (48, born in 1902) and James (age 52, born 1898) Geraldi, in a rented apartment at 1685 Bryant Avenue, Bronx, New York. They should be appearing in the 1950 census in the same household.

Al Pacino’s grandfather James and his household in the 1940 U.S. Census on MyHeritage, line 6

Al Pacino’s grandfather James and his household in the 1940 U.S. Census on MyHeritage, line 6

Harrison Ford

Born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the prolific actor Harrison Ford was 8 years old when the 1950 census was conducted. He should be appearing in the 1950 census as living with his mother, Dorothy (age 33, born 1917), a former radio actress; his father, John William (Christopher) Ford (age 44, born 1906), an advertising executive and producer; and his younger brother, Terrence, who was born in 1945. Terrence was 5 years old at the time of the 1950 census enumeration. The family’s address was 109 N. Washington Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois.

Who will you find in the 1950 census?

In the next post, we’ll cover some beloved music legends who made their census debuts in 1950. Meanwhile, feel free to check out the 1950 U.S. census page on our new U.S. census content hub to learn more about what you can find about your family history in this exciting upcoming collection!

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