Name Andrea Bronfman
Role Charles Bronfman's wife
Parents Hyam Morrison
|Full Name Andrea Brett Morrison|
Born May 30, 1945London, United Kingdom
Died January 23, 2006, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse Charles Bronfman (m. 1982–2006), David Cohen (m. ?–2006)
Children Philippa Cohen, Tony Cohen, Jeremy Cohen
Similar People Charles Bronfman, Samuel Bronfman, Edgar Bronfman - Sr, Phyllis Lambert
Andrea Brett Morrison Bronfman (May 30, 1945 – January 23, 2006) was a philanthropist and wife of billionaire Charles Bronfman, who was once co-chairman of Seagram's Co. She was a key figure in the Jewish community in New York City.
She was born Andrea Brett Morrison in 1945 to a British Jewish family in London, the daughter of Hyam and Doris Morrison. Her father was a London clothier who was a leader of the United Joint Israel Appeal, and her mother, a homemaker, was a friend of the British Friends of the Museums of Israel. Her parents were also ardent Neo-Zionists.
She moved to Canada as a young bride with her first husband, David Cohen, (the grandson of Lyon Cohen, a prominent businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the "Jewish Times", the first Canadian Jewish newspaper). After that marriage ended in divorce, she married Charles Bronfman, who had served as best man at her marriage to Cohen.
She died in 2006 after being hit by a taxi in Central Park. A letter of condolence from the World Jewish Congress, whose president is Edgar Bronfman Sr., called Andrea Bronfman a pillar of her family and of the Jewish community.
She is survived by her children with David Cohen (died 2010):
A memorial ceremony was held Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Manhattan and she was buried in Jerusalem.
Andrea Bronfman and her husband were active in numerous charities including: