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Andrea Bronfman

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Nationality  Canada
Name  Andrea Bronfman
Ethnicity  Jewish
Role  Charles Bronfman's wife
Occupation  philanthropist
Parents  Hyam Morrison
Religion  Judaism

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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.


Personal life

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):

  • Jeremy Cohen, and his wife Marci
  • Philippa "Pippa" Cohen, the founder of the artist management firm Webbcreative
  • Anthony "Tony" Cohen, the President and CEO of Global Edge Investments, a hospitality and lifestyle based investment company he founded in 1998, and his wife Moira
  • 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:

  • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
  • Gift of New York, a charity put together after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
  • References

    Andrea Bronfman Wikipedia