- Latvian American
Latvian Americans are
citizens of the United Stateswho 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 Clampettin the popular television series " The Beverly Hillbillies" [Noted as one of several Latvian Americans at [http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Ha-La/Latvian-Americans.html] ; [http://www.actorbuddyebsen.info/bebio.htm] "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
Notes and references
* [http://www.euroamericans.net/latvians.htm Euroamericans.net: Latvians in America]
* [http://www.latviansonline.com Latvians Online]
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