Celebrities who are surprisingly related

POSTED: 11:21 PM MDT Oct 25, 2012    UPDATED: 08:14 AM MDT Aug 13, 2014 

Family trees are often full of surprises, but nowhere more than with celebrities. Join us for a surprising look at which stars have other stars for cousins, uncles, aunts and beyond.

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Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide, apparently had a famous politician in his ancestry. He was born Robin McLaurin Williams, with his middle name honoring his great-great-grandfather, Anselm J. McLaurin, who was governor of Mississippi from 1896-1900, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives. But when it comes to Hollywood, he's hardly the only star to have surprising family connections to other famous people.

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