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We Are Not So Distantly Related To

Cecil Day-Lewis     Daniel Day-Lewis

Sir Michael Balcon

 Arthur Miller     &     Marilyn Monroe!


A surprising discovery and a possible talking point, is that we have family links to such talented famous people. 

Anna Louba Rubens (nee Klionsky) known as Louba, born in Russia was such an amazing, beautiful and lovely lady, she was a radiologist and worked for many years beyond her retirement age! 

At the age 100, she was featured on the front cover of the British Vogue Magazine modelling Tiffany Jewellery!  She lived to the grand age of 105 and passed away in 2004.

Trudy and I enjoyed our last visit to see Louba in London, a little before she was 100 years old and before that I had known her as Grandma Peggy's close friend.  I remember visiting her as a teenager with Mum and Dad at her very old, small cottage in Henley in Arden (where she lived most of her life) and I had no idea that Louba was related to us. 

But now I have been told of information showing that Louba was related to Sir Michael Balcon, as Louba's husband Captain Joshua Ernest Rubens (Jos) and Michael Balcon had the same Grandparents.  So Louba and Arthur Miller are 1st Cousins twice removed. 

Our connection is from my Grandmother Peggy White (the Bind side of the family) as Aunty Paul Balcon, Peggy's sister (nee Bind) was married to Sir Michael Balcon's brother Phineas Charles Balcon (Phin).  Sir Michael's daughter Jill Balcon married Cecil Day-Lewis and they had two children Daniel and Tasmin. Tasmin married Arthur Miller's daughter.  


All this now means that we are not so distantly related to: -

Sir Michael Balcon producer and leader of the British cinema industry

Arthur Miller the famous playwright

Cecil Day-Lewis the UK Poet Lauriet

Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar winning film star

Marilyn Monroe, as she was Arthur Miller's second wife!

Anna Louba Klionsky


(Front Cover of Vogue Magazine)

"At age 100, she appeared on the cover of the British version of Vogue Magazine modeling Tiffany Jewelry - the pinnacle of a modeling career begun only when she was in her mid 90s. She lived to 105." Matt Klionsky.  About Anna Louba Klionsky's family.


Sir Michael Balcon

Sir Michael Balcon


Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis


Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Something urgently needs to be done to stop the growing spread of anti-Semitism, yet again, around the world.  Just think had the fascist nazis had their way, none of these wonderful people (or many of us) would have been allowed to live. 

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Some reference links to the full story: -


All about Louba and her husband Jos Rubens family


Read from 15.8 to see the family tree connections illustrated in Chart 46


The biography of Arthur Miller, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prise, New York Drama Critics award and a Tony.


An interview with Louba


Sir Michael Balcon a leading light in British film production, he produced many classics and Hitchcock successes.


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Or "Women who seek to be equal with men . . . lack ambition"

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