List of Romanian Americans

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For the Gypsies, see List of Romani Americans.

This is a list of notable Romanian-Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

Academics[edit]

Linguists[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Historians, sociologists and philosophers[edit]

Architect[edit]

Business[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Actors[edit]

Screenwriter, directors and producer of films and theatre[edit]

  • Stanley Kubrick - his father's parents and paternal grandparents were of Romanian origin. He won numerous awards (including an Oscar) and is considered among the most important contributions to world cinema in the twentieth century and he is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. The song from the orgy scene from Eyes Wide Shut is a Romanian orthodox prayer played backwards.
  • Jean Negulesco – film director and screenwriter[24]
  • Petru Popescu – screenwriter from Hollywood and best-selling author[25]
  • Andrei Șerban – director of theater and opera[26]

Singers and musicians[edit]

Sports[edit]

Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg

Comics Writers[edit]

Military[edit]

Religious[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Writers[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

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