French-Amer­i­cans

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - YOUR DAILY BREAK -

1. She went through three prom­i­nent sur­names: Her French-Amer­i­can fa­ther, a priv­i­leged boozer and wom­an­izer; her Ir­ish-Amer­i­can hus­band, a priv­i­leged boozer and wom­an­izer; and her Greek sec­ond hus­band, a ship­ping mag­nate.

2. The point of old money is this fam­ily of French Revo­lu­tion refugees who opened a gun­pow­der fac­tory in Amer­ica, and by the Civil War were the main sup­pli­ers to the Union Army. To­day they are worth $15bil­lion.

3. His mother is Jewish so his first name is He­brew for “gift of God,” this French Amer­i­can ac­tor re­cently spent 72 hours livestream­ing him­self watch­ing all of his movies.

4. Not to be con­fused with the French-Cana­dian hockey player, but a French-Cana­dian prospec­tor who has a U.S. state cap­i­tal name­sake.

5. Ben Stiller had trou­ble with his name, this re­tired foot­ball player whose fam­ily helped set­tle and es­tab­lish re­la­tions with Gulf Coast In­di­ans on be­half of France.

6. Born Fran­cois Henri, this in­flu­en­tial en­tre­pre­neur and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity was given a seat on Cal­i­for­nia’s Coun­cil on Phys­i­cal Fit­ness, thanks to Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger.

7. Though his fa­ther was from Que­bec and he is known for his French, Ca­jun and Cre­ole culi­nary styles, he said his love of the craft was in­stilled in him at a Por­tuguese bak­ery. Cour­tesy of The Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Trivia

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