Who are Phoebe Cates parents?

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Cates was born in New York City on July 16, 1963, to a family of television and Broadway production insiders.

She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates (originally Joseph Katz), a Broadway producer and television pioneer who helped create The $64,000 Question.

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Gilbert Cates, her uncle, produced numerous television specials, often in collaboration with Cates’ father, as well as several annual Academy Awards shows.

Cates is Eurasian; her father and maternal grandmother were both Russian Jews, and her maternal grandfather was Chinese-Filipino. Cates’ mother was born in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

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