Ansel Elgort Overview

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Born: March 14, 1994

Ansel Elgort was born in New York City to an artistic couple – father Arthur is a fashion photographer who famously worked for Vogue, and mom Grethe Barrett Holby is an opera director. His mother has an interesting family background: her mother (Ansel’s grandmother) worked for the Resistance during WWII. Posing as a young mother, she took Jewish Norwegian children over the border to safety in Sweden. She was found out in 1943 when the Nazis came to her door in the middle of the night and sent... See All


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