In real life, the actor who played little Ralphie, the central character of A Christmas Story has family ties to The White House, according to the vast network of ancestral pathways mapped out in the Family Forest®.
Through their Crabtree ancestors, Peter Billingsley and President Obama are ninth cousins.
Also through this same line, President Obama is also a cousin of Glenn Billingsley. Glenn’s wife Barbara is best known as June Cleaver, Oprah’s childhood television heroine and Wally and Beaver’s mother on Leave It To Beaver.
Thus the First Family has family ties to not only one of the most popular Christmas movies of the last two decades, but also to one of the most popular TV families of the twentieth century.
Among other objectives, the Family Forest® Project is Networking Family History with Hollywood™. Find your family’s connection to Hollywood in the Family Forest® National Treasure Edition.