Latvian American

Latvian Americans are citizens of the United States who are of Latvian ancestry. According to the 2000 US census, there are 87,564 Americans of full or partial Latvian descent. The States with the largest Latvian-American populations are:

Notable Latvian Americans

*Buddy Ebsen (1908 – 2003), actor and dancer, who is perhaps best-remembered for his role as Jed Clampett in the popular television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" [Noted as one of several Latvian Americans at [] ; [] "the only son (four sisters) to parents of Danish-German and Latvian extraction"]
*Lucia Peka (1912 – 1991) Artist, painter of "Flowers," "Riga," and "The Well." Part of the Latvian Diaspora.
*DJ Lethal, DJ for rap-rock band Limp Bizkit; born in Latvia.
*Natalie Gulbis, LPGA golfer
*Philippe Halsman, photographer
*Agate Nesaule, writer of " A Woman in Amber : Healing the Trauma of War and Exile "
*Gundaris Pone, composer and conductor (1932-1994)
*Harold Snepsts, ice hockey player
*Mark Rothko, famous painter

ee also

* European American
* Hyphenated American

Notes and references

* [ Latvians in America]

External links

* [ Latvians Online]

European Americans

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