List of Show Business Families - Families - R


  • Australian actor Max Reddy was the father of singer Helen Reddy.
  • American actor/director Robert Redford is the father of actress/director Amy Redford.
  • Roy Redgrave was the father of Sir Michael Redgrave.
    • Sir Michael was the father of siblings Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave.
      • Vanessa was married to director Tony Richardson. Their daughters are Natasha and Joely Richardson. Vanessa is now married to actor Franco Nero. Their son is screenwriter and director Carlo Nero.
        • Natasha was first married to producer Robert Fox, and her widower is actor Liam Neeson.
        • Joely has been married to producer Tim Bevan.
      • Lynn was married to actor/director John Clark.
      • Corin's widow is actress Kika Markham and his daughter is actress Jemma Redgrave.
  • Comedian Carl Reiner is the father of actor/director Rob Reiner who was married to Penny Marshall, sister of Garry Marshall. Rob Reiner's adopted daughter and Penny Marshall's daughter is actress Tracy Reiner.
  • R&B and soul singer Lionel Richie, the adoptive father of Nicole Richie who is married to Good Charlotte's lead singer Joel Madden, whose twin brother is Good Charlotte' lead guitarist Benji Madden.
  • Singer Minnie Riperton and musician Richard Rudolph are the parents of actress and comedienne Maya Rudolph. Maya is in a long-term relationship with director and producer Paul Thomas Anderson.
    • Singer Teena Marie is the godparent of Maya
  • Late country singer Tex Ritter was the father of late actor John Ritter.
    • John and his first wife, actress Nancy Morgan, are the parents of actor Jason Ritter. John's widow is actress Amy Yasbeck.
  • Jason Robards, Jr., son of actor Jason Robards, Sr.; once married to Lauren Bacall, who was formerly wife of Humphrey Bogart; Robards was the father of actors Jason Robards III (with his first wife, Eleanor Pittman) and Sam Robards (with Bacall).
  • Actresses Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts are sisters of actor Eric Roberts, who is the father of actress Emma Roberts.
  • Late actor Matt Robinson was the father of fellow actress Holly Robinson. Holly is married to former football player turned broadaster Rodney Peete
  • Actor Alex Rocco is the Adoptive father of motion picture-director Marc Rocco.
  • Composer Richard Rodgers is the father of author Mary Rodgers, who is the mother of composer Adam Guettel.
  • Mick Jones of Foreigner is the stepfather of producer and DJ Mark Ronson, fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, and DJ/singer Samantha Ronson.
  • Motown diva Diana Ross of The Supremes is the mother of singer Rhonda Ross Kendrick (whose father is Berry Gordy), actress Tracee Ellis Ross, model Chudney Ross, and actor Evan Ross, and was one-time stepmother of pop singer Leona Naess.
  • Actress Isabella Rossellini is the child of film director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman. News anchorwoman Pia Lindström, the daughter of Ingrid from her first marriage, is the half sister of Isabella,
  • actress Helene Rosson was a noted silent screen actress. Her brothers were cinematographer Harold Rosson(aka Hal Rosson), Arthur Rosson a director and Richard Rosson another director.

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