Is Ringo Starr Jewish?

Ringo Starr is not Jewish. The Beatles member was once thought to be Jewish because there was a Starr family in his hometown that was a Jewish family, but Ringo Starr is not a Jew. 


  1. His birth name was Starkey, not Starr. So if there was a Jewish family named Starr that is of no consequence. The question ought to be, "Were there Jewish families in Liverpool with the name Starkey or Gleave".

  2. He's not Jewish, whatever his name was.

  3. I am fairly certain, as a Beatles fan since the age of 12, that Ringo is half-Jewish. It was not uncommon for celebrities to deny or downplay Jewish heritage just a few decades ago. You see it with Howard Stern and Andrew Dice Clay having falsely claimed to be half-Italian, rather than fully Jewish, in the past. With someone like Seth Rogen, the situation is quite the opposite. He plays UP his Jewish heritage in the belief that it will benefit his career.


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