Which Disney Legend are you most closely connected to?

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WikiTreers added 1,067 family connections for Dame Angela Lansbury in last week's WikiTree Challenge.

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24 Answers

+12 votes

I am mostly connected to Carl Banks at 17 degrees - though no blood relation. 

Ancestor and Cousins:

18 degrees - Dick Van Dyke (8th cousins, once removed) 
18 degrees - Kurt Russell (10th cousins, once removed) 
20 degrees - Fess Parker (18th cousins) 
21 degrees - Tim Allen (14th cousins, twice removed) 


17 degrees - Carl Barks 
18 degrees - Angela Lansbury 
21 degrees - Jimmie Dodd 
22 degrees - Ed Wynn
22 degrees - Ub Iwerks 
24 degrees - Randy Newman
26 degrees - Dame Julie Andrews
26 degrees - Daniel Bamberger

by Shonda Feather G2G6 Pilot (154k points)
+12 votes
16 degrees from Dick Van Dyke (13th cousins, 1x removed)
18 degrees from Carl Barks
18 degrees from Fess Parker (9th cousins, 2x removed)
19 degrees from Angela Lansbury
20 degrees from Tim Dick (18th cousins, 1x removed)
20 degrees from Julie Andrews
20 degrees from James Dodd (7th cousins, 5x removed)
20 degrees from Kurt Russell (9th cousins, 3x removed)
21 degrees from Randy Newman
22 degrees from Ed Wynn
23 degrees from Ub Iwerks
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 8 (85.8k points)
+11 votes
  • Dame Angela Lansbury -- 20 degrees

  • Tim Allen -- 19th cousins five times removed, 21 degrees

  • Dame Julie Andrews -- 27 degrees

  • Carl Barks -- 21 degrees

  • Jimmie Dodd -- 9th cousins five times removed, 21 degrees

  • Ub Iwerks -- 22 degrees

  • Randy Newman -- 24 degrees

  • Kurt Russell -- 11th cousins twice removed, 21 degrees

  • Dick Van Dyke -- 15th cousins twice removed, 20 degrees

  • Ed Wynn -- 22 degrees

  • Fess Parker -- 7th cousins twice removed, 17 degrees

    Since other people are including Walt Disney (because why not?):
    6th cousins four times removed, 17 degrees

by Jennifer Fulk G2G6 Mach 3 (38.8k points)
edited by Jennifer Fulk
But do you own a coonskin cap?
Yes, in fact! My mom loved both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone as a kid. She bought a coonskin cap at a vintage and antiques store several years ago that looks like one she had as a kid. She loved playing pretend. ...Wait, actually, she still does! Just last night, she and my sister were pretending to be older ladies insulting each other! (When she was in her 20's, she was a retirement housekeeper, and a particular pair of roomates inspired her to make up a mostly-voice character named "Emma".)

And she still half-drives me nuts singing endless variations of the beginning of the Daniel Boone song. When I was a kid, she had me convinced Daniel Boone was everything by how many things she sang. He ceased to be a person.

"Daniel Boone was a goat. Yes, a biiiiig goat!"
"Daniel Boone was a toilet. Yes, a biiiiig toilet!" -- when cleaning the toilet
"Daniel Boone was a steak. Yes, a biiiiig steak!" -- when cooking
+11 votes
I am most closely connected to Carl Barks at 19 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (175k points)
+12 votes
Ancestors and cousins:

Fess Parker:  19 Degrees (18th cousin once removed)

Kurt Russell:  19 Degrees (17th cousin 3 times removed)

Jamie Dodd: 20 Degrees (10th cousin 4 times removed)

Tim Allen: 22 Degrees (16th cousin 2 times removed

Dick Van Dyke: 20 Degrees (13th cousin 2 times removed)
by Christopher Nease G2G3 (3.1k points)
+12 votes
Dick van Dyke is my 8th cousin! Very cool.
by David Randall G2G6 Pilot (139k points)

He's my 8th cousin too! laugh

+11 votes

Here we go---


20 degrees from Tim Dick,  18th cousins, 1x removed

21 degrees from James Dodd8th cousins, 5x removed

21 degrees from Fess Parker, 11th cousins, 1x removed wink

18 degrees from Kurt Russell, 10th cousins, 2x removed

17 degrees from Dick Van Dyke, 12th cousins, 1x removed

Through Marriages:

20 degrees from Angela Lansbury, through her first husband's 5x great uncle

19 degrees from Carl Barks, through his 4x great aunt

25 degrees from Julie Andrewsthrough her father's 5x great aunt

23 degrees from Ub Iwerks, through wife's 6x great uncle

27 degrees from Randy Newmanthrough his aunt's first husband 

22 degrees from Ed Wynn, through his wife's Uncle to my Ackley family

28 degrees from Daniel Bamberger, through his mother 6x great grand uncle

Bonus Round:

Mrs. Walt Disney, 7th cousins, 2x removed smiley

Roy Disney,  8th cousins, 2x removed cool

by BB Sahm G2G6 Mach 1 (16.6k points)
+12 votes
14 degrees from Walt Disney. 16th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Alinore (Berkeley) Hungerford (abt 1384 - 1455). 13 degrees from his wife, Lillian Marie (Bounds) Disney. 5th cousin 2 times removed. MRCA Elizabeth (Forrest) Motley (abt 1700 - abt 1799).

15 degrees from Kurt Russell. 17th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Elizabeth (FitzAlan) Usflete (abt 1371 - 1425).

16 degrees from Fess Parker. 11th cousin 3 times removed. MRCA William Basse (abt 1520 - 1616).

16 degrees from Dick Van Dyke. 17th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Henry Wogan (1402 - 1469).

17 degrees from Carl Barks.

17 degrees from Ub Iwerks. 6th cousin 3 times removed of his wife, Mildred Sarah (Henderson) Iwerks. MRCA Mary (Washer) Henderson (abt 1655 - 1714).

19 degrees from Angela Lansbury. 17th cousin 2 times removed of her ex-husband, Roy Radabaugh. MRCA Richard Tempest (abt 1334 - 1386).

19 degrees from Tim Dick (Allen). 14th cousin 3 times removed. MRCA Phillip Mansel (abt 1420 - 1471).

22 degrees from James Dodd.

23 degrees from Randy Newman.

23 degrees from Ed Wynn.

25 degrees from Julie Andrews.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 7 (71.5k points)
edited by Frank Blankenship
+12 votes
The closest (by degrees) is Angela Lansbury at 15 degrees, with no known relationship, though.

Next closest is Dick Van Dyke at 19 degrees (9th cousin, once removed),
by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (729k points)
+12 votes

Tim Allen - 23 degrees - 19C3R (MRCA Joane (Holand) Radcliffe (abt. 1287 - abt. 1347)

Julie Andrews - 30 degrees

Carl Barks - 21 degrees

Jimmie Dodd - 18 degrees - 7C3R (MRCA Hannah (Stiles) Hinman (abt. 1636 - 1677)

Ub Iwerks - 26 degrees

Angela Lansbury - 20 degrees

Randy Newman - 28 degrees

Fess Parker - 21 degrees - 22nd cousins (MRCA Joane (Holand) Radcliffe (abt. 1287 - abt. 1347)

Kurt Russell - 22 degrees - 15C1R (MRCA Anne (Belchum) Merrill (1480 - aft. 1528)

Dick Van Dyke - 23 degrees - 11C1R (MRCA Mary (Kennion) Atherton (abt. 1600 - 1672)

Ed Wynn - 23 degrees

by Joel Zummak G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)
+9 votes

21 degrees from Dame Angela Lansbury

by Roy Tonkin G2G6 Pilot (323k points)
+11 votes
Jimmie Dodd and I are 8th cousins.

9th or 10th cousin to a couple of the others, and some no relation.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (507k points)
+10 votes

I am most closely connected to Dick Van Dyke at 16 degrees of separation.

  • 16 degrees from Dick Van Dyke
    • 1 branch (17) • 7C
  • 19 degrees from Fess Parker
    • 3 branches (11-7-2) • 20C1R
  • 19 degrees from Angela Lansbury
    • 5 branches (2-2-1-4-11) • NRF
  • 21 degrees from Tim Dick
    • 2 branches (15-7) • 15C3R
  • 21 degrees from Kurt Russell
    • 4 branches (1-10-3-8) • 18C1R
  • 21 degrees from Carl Barks
    • 4 branches (9-4-7-2) • NRF
  • 23 degrees from James Dodd
    • 3 branches (10-8-6) • NRF
  • 23 degrees from Ub Iwerks
    • 5 branches (1-9-2-6-6) • NRF
  • 24 degrees from Randy Newman
    • 5 branches (3-1-6-13-2) • NRF
  • 24 degrees from Ed Wynn
    • 8 branches (1-3-3-3-5-2-4-4) • NRF
  • 26 degrees from Julie Andrews
    • 5 branches (9-3-2-5-8) • NRF
by Tommy Buch G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Tommy Buch
+10 votes

  • Dame Angela Lansbury -- 18 degrees

  • Tim Allen -- 17th cousins once times removed, 21 degrees

  • Dame Julie Andrews -- 25 degrees

  • Carl Barks -- 18 degrees

  • Jimmie Dodd -- 22 degrees

  • Ub Iwerks -- 21 degrees

  • Randy Newman -- 22 degrees

  • Kurt Russell -- 18th cousins, 20 degrees

  • Dick Van Dyke -- 19th cousins, 19 degrees

  • Ed Wynn -- 24 degrees

  • Fess Parker -- 20th cousins once removed, 19 degrees

by Daniel Amon G2G5 (5.0k points)
+10 votes

Ancestors and Cousins

17 degrees from Fess Parker, 20th cousins, 4x removed – MRCA - Maud (Chaworth) of Lancaster (abt.1282-bef.1322) with 129 common ancestors.

17 degrees from Dick Van Dyke, 10th cousins, 2x removed – MRCA –  Agnes (Herries) Herries suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles (abt.1534-1594) with 78 common ancestors.

18 degrees from Walt Disney, 13th cousins, 3x removed – MRCA – Robert (Crichton) Crichton Second Lord of Sanquhar (bef.1472-abt.1513) with 102 common ancestors.

18 degrees from Kurt Russell, 17th cousins, 1x removed – MRCA – Marguerite (Wittelsbach) de Hainaut (1363-1424) with 116 common ancestors.

21 degrees from Tim Dick, 18th cousins – MRCA –  Katherine (Roet) Swynford (1350-1403) with 120 common ancestors.



16 degrees from Angela Lansbury

16 degrees from Carl Barks

21 degrees from James Dodd

21 degrees from Ub Iwerks 

21 degrees from Randy Newman, 

23 degrees from Ed Wynn 

27 degrees from Julie Andrews 

by Mack Morrison G2G6 Mach 1 (12.5k points)
+10 votes
16 degrees from Fess Parker (7th cousin, once removed)

More cousins from this Disney group:

Jimmie Dodd -- 8th cousin, 4 times removed

Kurt Russell -- 9th cousin, once removed

The man himself, Walt Disney -- 9th cousin, once removed

Dick Van Dyke -- 12th cousin, once removed

Tim Allen -- 16th cousins, once removed

Fun group! :)
by Cheryl Cruise G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
+9 votes

"Just a spoonfull of sugar"

I am related to several Disney notables:

1. Kurt Russell: 19 degrees; 11 cousins

2. James Dodd: 19 degrees; 9th cousins/3xr

3. Dick Van Dyke: 20 degrees; 11th cousins/1xr

4. Fess Parker: 21 degrees; 14th cousins/2xr

5. Tim Dick: 21 degrees; 19th cousins/1xr

Other non-related Disney notables:

16 degrees: Ed Wynn; 18 degrees: Angela Lansbury; 21 degrees: Carl Barks; 24 degrees Ub Iwerks; 26 degrees: Julie Andrews and Randy Newman

"helps the medicine go down, the medicine go dowwn, the medicine go down..."

by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (724k points)
+9 votes
18 degrees from Ub Iwerks (no relation)


Fess Parker--12th cousin

Dick Van Dyke--15th cousin

Tim Allen--17th cousin, 3 times removed

Kurt Russell--17th cousin, 6 times removed
by Sean Delius G2G6 Mach 2 (25.1k points)
+7 votes

I most closely related to Tim Dick (Time Allen) & Angela Lansbury

15 degrees from Tim Dick17th cousins one removed

18 degrees from Angela Lansbury

Everyone else is over 20 degrees.

by Jeanette O'Hagan G2G6 Mach 3 (31.0k points)

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