Three Identical Strangers | Chicago Reader

Three Identical Strangers

In this age of identity, when so many people are obsessed with their ethnic, racial, religious, or sexual selves, Tim Wardle's documentary Three Identical Strangers hits like a thunderbolt. Wardle tells the incredible true story of three 19-year-old men in New York, all adopted as children and complete strangers to each other, who discovered that they were triplets and had been separated at birth by a prominent Jewish adoption agency. When their story broke in 1980, the young men—Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman—became a media sensation, appearing on numerous TV talk shows and, inevitably, opening a restaurant together. Divided by class and upbringing, yet remarkably similar in their tastes and proclivities, the brothers were like a case study in heredity versus environment. Continue reading>>



  • Tim Wardle


  • Becky Read
  • Dimitri Doganis
  • Amy Entelis
  • Courtney Sexton
  • Sara Ramsden
  • Adam Hawkins
  • Tom Barry

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