Category: People

Avery Schreiber

Born on April 9: Avery Schreiber

Avery Schreiber would be 85 years old today. (He passed away of a heart attack at age 66.) “The team of [Jack] Burns and Schreiber appeared often on several television shows, including ”The Ed Sullivan Show” and ”Hollywood Palace.” They also had a summer comedy-variety series, ”The Burns and Schreiber...

Patricia Arquette

Born on April 8: Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette is 52 years old today. She is a versatile actress who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood which was filmed from 2002 until 2014. Her many movie roles included True Romance, Ed Wood, Lost Highway and Stigmata. On TV she played...

Alan J. Pakula

Born on April 7: Alan J. Pakula, director of Sophie’s Choice

Alan J Pakula would be 82 years old today. He died in a car accident in 1998. He directed 16 movies and produced many of those too. His most famous movies are “Sophie’s Choice”, ”All the President’s Men” and ”To Kill a Mockingbird”, — he was nominated for the Oscars...

Paul Rudd's eyes

Born on April 6: Paul Rudd, aka the Ant-Man

Paul Rudd is 51 years old today. For the widest audience he is known as Ant-Man in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). However with a 3 decade long career and 121 credits as an actor he is much more. He has played mostly in comedies, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin,...

Natasha Lyonne

Born on April 4: Natasha Lyonne from Russian Doll

Natasha Lyonne is 41 years old today. She has appeared in over 60 movies and  two dozen TV series but for most TV viewers she is either familiar as “Nicky Nichols” from “Orange Is the New Black” or as the regularly resurrecting main character from Russian Doll. Some of the...

Born on April 3: Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn is 51 years old today. He is a character actor from Australia, who is know in Hollywood for playing villains and criminals, including Orson Krennic in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, Daggett in “The Dark Knight Rises” and Sorrento in “Ready Player One”. On his Jewish background:...

Born on April 2: Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman is 42 years old today. While she is not a major movie star (yet?) but if you watched American TV in the last 20 years you must have seen her. Here are just some of her recurring roles from past TV shows: Little Fires Everywhere, Midnight, Texas, The...

Born on April 1: Ali MacGraw, aka Jenny from “Love Story”

Today I am starting a new series, celebrating Jewish people in the film industry on their birthday, one person a day. Ali MacGraw is 81 years old today. She is most known for her role as Jenny in the 1970 hit movie “Love Story” (DVD, BluRay, PrimeVideo). Before this movie...

Hedy Lamarr

7 Jewish actresses who shaped hollywood

Great article from HeyAlma.com [,,,]These seven pioneering Jewish actresses defied expectations of their gender and many survived religious persecution, fleeing Europe during World War II. Their films are testaments to their talent  [,,,] Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986)Libby Holman (1904-1971)Ruby Myers (1907-1983)Sylvia Sidney (1910-1999)Luise Rainer (1910-2014)Lillian Roth (1910-1980)Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) Read full...