Actor, voice actor, writer, comedian, and director Albert Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein) wrote, directed and starred in comedies such as Modern Romance, Lost in America, and Defending Your Life, and is the author of the satire 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America. His grandparents emigrated from Austria and Russia. By 19, he had changed and begun to make his own name—Albert Brooks—on a Steve Allen TV show.
Famous Minnesotans: Judy Garland (actress/singer) was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, MN. Her father managed the local movie theatre in there. Her first stage debut came on December 1924 at the theater that her father managed. Her family