Their politics couldn’t be more different, but their connections are fairly direct.
George Clooney is the nephew of the late singer-actress Rosemary Clooney, who was married twice to actor-director Jose Ferrer. (Clooney is probably best remembered for her role opposite Bing Crosby in “White Christmas.” Ferrer won an Oscar for the 1950 version of “Cyrano de Bergerac.”)
The couple’s son, Gabriel, married singer Debby Boone, daughter of Pat Boone.
Appropriately, the Muckety map above (click on it to go to an interactive version) shows George Clooney at the far left and Pat Boone at the far right.
Clooney, soon to be a second-time husband, is a liberal Democrat who hosted a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election.
Boone, a longtime supporter of Republican candidates, has questioned not only Obama’s political agenda, but his citizenship. In 2011, he described the president’s birth certificate as a “photoshopped fraud.”