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George Clooney related to Abraham Lincoln

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Nov 01, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

A new study by family tree experts at Ancestry.com has revealed the Ocean's Eleven star and the 16th President of the United States share the same heritage.

The Oscar winner is the half-first cousin five times removed from Lincoln - Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks was the half-sister of Clooney's fourth great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sparrow.

Hanks and Sparrow shared the same mother, Lucy Hanks, but had different fathers. Lucy Hanks was Lincoln's maternal grandmother as well as the 5th great-grandmother of Clooney.

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