F. Murray Abraham’s parents: Frederick Abraham and  Josephine Abraham

F. Murray Abraham is one of the most admired American actors. He gained prominence for his roles on stage and screen. He has appeared in many roles in films including Scarface,  Star Trek: Insurrection, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. He was a regular cast member on the Showtime drama series Homeland (2012–2018), which earned him two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 

 He also won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama as well as a BAFTA Award nomination for his role in the drama film Amadeus. Abraham was born Murray Abraham on October 24, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As of 2023, he is 84 years old. Who are F. Murray Abraham’s parents?

Who is F. Murray Abraham’s mother, Josephine Abraham?

Josephine Abraham is the mother of F. Murray Abraham. Josephine was born in 1916 in El Paso Texas. She was one of 14 children and the daughter of an immigrant who worked in the coal mines of western Pennsylvania.

“Not many people know it, but as a young girl she had a nickname in her family of 14 children,” F. Murray Abraham told El Paso Times. “She was known as ‘Tuffy,’ because she was the protector of her brothers and sisters, and never hesitated to fight for them, no matter how big the tormentor. I believe that her generous, loving, kind spirit was solidly based in a very tough mentality. It takes a lot of toughness not to give in to the pessimism in our world today, but my mother is proof that it can be done.

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She was proud of her Italian heritage but also embraced the Syrian heritage of her husband, Fred Abraham. Josephine was a devoted member of St. George Antiochian Church.

F. Murray Abraham’s mother passed away in 2012

Josephine Abraham passed away in 2012 at the age of 96. In an email to El Paso Times, F. Murray Abraham talked about his mother. The Moon King actor said his mother loved people and she manifested that through her kitchen – it was always open, F. Murray Abraham said. “...Spaghetti, Syrian bread, Italian bread, Kibbee … there was always something to eat, or on the stove, or in the oven,” he said.

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Abraham was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Abraham and her sons, Robert and Jack. F. Murray’s younger brothers were killed in separate car accidents. “After the loss of two sons, Robert and Jack, for the first time in my life I saw her spirit fade, and her famous smile disappeared for a long time, But she fought back out of that dark place and became her old self again, full of hope and love and life. She serves as an example of the caring, indomitable human spirit that we in America seem to have lost track of,” he wrote in his email to El Paso Times.

Who is F. Murray Abraham’s father, Frederick Abraham?

Frederick Abraham was the father of F. Murray Abraham. Frederick was an Immigrant who immigrated from Syria during the 1920s famine. He emigrated with his family from Muqlus, Ottoman Syria, a small village in the Valley of the Christians, at age five due to the famine of Mount Lebanon. Fredrick’s father was a priest in the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch.

The father and son took different career paths. While F. Murray chose to be an actor his father was an automotive mechanic. Not much is known about F. Murray’s father as the actor doesn’t talk much about him. However, Frederick Abraham preceded his wife Josephine Abraham in death.

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