7 famous Americans you didn’t know had Russian roots

We decided to do a little digging and found some influential American  citizens who were either born or have Russian heritage. Take a look at  the seven famous Americans with Russian roots.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor remains a celebrated figure in the music industry, recognized for her unique voice and artistic vision.

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Yul Brynner

Brynner’s incredible portrayal of the character won him an Academy Award  for Best Actor in 1956, and his illustrious career is forever  immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Al Jolson

He received critical acclaim for his musicals and song “My Mammy,” which  sold millions of copies and was a great feat at the time.

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The legendary songwriter and composer Irving Berlin was born  Israel Beilin in 1888 in a small village in Imperial Russia.

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