When you go to a Family reunion do you have any famous people come?   Who are you related too.  If you dig deep enough you are likely to find someone who is famous or maybe a historical figure.

The only ones I know of are the man Denton Texas was named after and another Richard Denton who was an early settler of New Hyde Park on Long Island and help solidify the Presbyterian Church in the new world.   The Denton house in New Hyde Park actually has a McDonalds in it.

I guess that is why I crave Big Mac’s …. And you would think I could get a few comps thrown my way with the name Denton   BUT NO!  Not even a fry!

I know that there is a dark side to the Denton name in west central Tennessee!!!

Once here is Cache Valley a man who shared my name made the news but not in a good way…

My sisters Judy and Sandra can probably come up with a few more famous Denton’s than I could.

So who in your family tree is famous?  People Magazine has some relatives of names we all know

  1. Keith Morrison from “Dateline” is Matthew Perry’s stepfather.  Matthew was only 10 when Keith married his mom.  And they’re pretty tight.  Matthew even bought his stepdad a Porsche 911. (And I can’t get a Free Big Mac)
  2. Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance and Joe Rogan are distant cousins.
  3. Melissa Gorga from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Karate Kid” superstar Ralph Macchio are cousins.
  4. Elle and Dakota Fanning are related to Kate Middleton.
  5. Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are distant cousins.  You probably never thought about it, but it makes sense.  Remember, Lenny’s mom was Roxie ROKER from “The Jeffersons”. His daughter Zoe is and actress who has been in several movies.
  6. Halle Berry and Sarah Palin are distant relatives.
  7. Singer Elle King is Rob Schneider’s daughter.
  8. Denis Leary and Conan O’Brien are third cousins.

The list also includes some connections that may NOT be all that surprising.

Like the fact that Tom Hanks and Mr. Rogers are related . . . which came out during the hype for the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.


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