Six Degrees’ Kevin Bacon Connections in the Family Forest®

After listening to Kevin Bacon at Entertainment Weekly talk about his objectives for the just launched SixDegrees.org, I instructed the Family Forest® to list who is already connected through family ties to Kevin, and to calculate their exact relationship. A few mouse-clicks brought up a number of surprising connections.

Kevin shares ancestors in the Family Forest® now with some other Hollywood celebrities, including Ron Howard, Johnny Carson, and Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kevin’s political cousins include: Senator Bob Dole, President Nixon, and both Presidents Bush. He also shares ancestors in the Family Forest® now with some famous historical figures, including architect Stanford White and astronomer Edwin Powell Hubbell.

His wife, “The Closer” star Kyra Sedgwick, has many more “six degree-type” family ties to people she shares ancestors with currently in the Family Forest® including:

Louisa May Alcott
Senator Evan Bayh
Lizzie Borden
Spring Byington
President Jimmy Carter
Dick Clark
Emily Dickinson
John Foster Dulles
Lee De Forest
Clint Eastwood
President Millard Fillmore
Bill Gates
Richard Gere
George Gilder
Dorothy and Lillian Gish
Senator Bob Graham
President U. S. Grant
Melville Bell Grosvenor
VP Hannibal Hamlin
President Warren G. Harding
John Hinckley, Jr.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dina Merrill
J. P. Morgan
VP Levi Morton
Marilyn Monroe
Georgia O’Keeffe
Matthew Perry
Oliver Platt
Marjorie Merriwether Post
VP Dan Quayle
Chief Justice Rehnquist
Norman Rockwell
Governor Mitt Romney
President F. D. Roosevelt
Brooke Shields
Lowell Thomas
Prince Harry
Prince William
Tennessee Williams
Owen Wister
(in addition to many thousands of people, including quite possibly you!)

The Family Forest® shows how very true it is; we are very connected. Kristine and I wish SixDegrees.org much success in promoting this truth for the benefit of others.

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