Her mom, Louise Sara Eastman (née Lindner), was from a German-Jewish household. Her maternal grandfather was Max J. Lindner, founding father of the Lindner Company clothes retailer in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Lee Eastman, was born Leopold Vail Epstein and was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants. His sister Rose Frisch turned a famous scientist who labored on ladies’s fertility and population studies.

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