Richard Tiffany Gere

b. 1949 - d. Living


My Maternal 10th Cousin 1X Removed

Shared Ancestor:

Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower Passenger

Who Is Richard Gere?

Richard Tiffany Gere was born 31 August 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The son of Homer George Gere and Doris Ann Tiffany.


He is a 1967 graduate of North Syracuse Central High School in New York. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for two years on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy. He did not graduate.


Gere first worked professionally at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse on Cape Cod in 1969, where he starred in

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease in 1973. Gere was one of the first notable Hollywood actors to play a homosexual character, starring as a gay Holocaust victim in the 1979 Broadway production of Bent. His performance earned him a Theatre World Award.

Learn more about Richard Gere by clicking on the links below.



My Relationship To Richard Gere

My Maternal 10th Cousin 1X Removed

Shared Ancestor:

Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower Passenger

Stephen Hopkins to Me

Stephen Hopkins b. 1581 d. 1644

My Maternal 10th Great Grandfather

Giles Hopkins - b.  1609 d. 1690

My Maternal 9th Great Grandfather

Son of Stephen Hopkins

Deborah Hopkins - b.  1648 d. 1727

My Maternal 8th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Giles Hopkins

Joshua Cook - b.  1682 d. 1746

My Maternal 7th Great Grandfather

Son of Deborah Hopkins

Ephraim Cook - b.  1712 d. 1778

My Maternal 6th Great Grandfather

Son of Joshua Cook

Abigail Cook - b.  1758 d. ????

My Maternal 5th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Ephraim Cook

Shubael Perkins - b. 1781 d. 1866

My Maternal 4th Great Grandfather

Son of Abigail Cook

Samuel Perkins - b. 1817 d. 1903

My Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather

Son of Shubael Perkins

Martha Jane Perkins - b. 1850 d. 1947

My Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother

Daughter of Samuel Perkins

Fannie Elena Tillotson - b. 1867 d. 1951

My Maternal Great Grandmother

Daughter of Martha Jane Perkins

Lee Orville Collins - b. 1904 d. 1959

My Maternal Grandfather

Son of Fannie Elena Tillotson

Elaine Rose Collins - b. 1937 d. Living

My Mother

Daughter of Lee Orville Collins

Stephen Hopkins to Richard Gere

Stephen Hopkins b. 1581 d. 1644

Richard's Paternal 9th Great Grandfather

Damaris Hopkins - b.  1615 d. 1666

Richard's Paternal 8th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Stephen Hopkins

Jacob Cooke - b.  1653 d. 1747

Richard's Paternal 7th Great Grandfather

Son of Damaris Hopkins

Margaret Cooke - b.  1695 d. 1742

Richard's Paternal 6th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Jacob Cooke

Sarah Lazell - b.  1732 d. 1769

Richard's Paternal 5th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Margaret Cooke

Ruth Elmes - b.  1758 d. 1845

Richard's Paternal 4th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Sarah Lazell

Lucinda Fuller - b.  1793 d. 1880

Richard's Paternal 3rd Great Grandmother

Daughter of Ruth Elmes

Sarah Tewksbury - b.  1825 d. 1911

Richard's Paternal 2nd Great Grandmother

Daughter of Lucinda Fuller

George Lane Gere - b.  1848 d. 1932

Richard's Paternal Great Grandfather

Son of Sarah Tewksbury

Albert William Gere - b.  1889 d. 1967

Richard's Paternal Grandfather

Son of George Lane Gere

Homer G. Gere - b.  1922 d. Living

Richard's Father

Son of Albert William Gere

Richard Tiffany Gere - b.  1949 d. Living

Son of Homer G. Gere

Cynthia Jean Meyers-Germany


Daughter of Elaine Rose Collins

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