Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

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Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

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  • Taymor, Julie - still image [media]

    Julie Taymor

    Julie Taymor’s 1997 Tony Award for The Lion King—the first “Directing” Tony given to a woman in the fifty-year history of the Tony Awards—sits in an eclectic collection of professional memorabilia in Taymor’s New York apartment/studio.

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    Belle Baker

    Belle Baker has been described as a famed torch singer and vaudeville star, as well as a Yiddish, Broadway, and motion picture actor.

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    Gertrude Stein

    Gertrude Stein, the American modernist writer, was an international celebrity, an artistic iconoclast, and a self-proclaimed genius. Her experiments in poetry and prose still puzzle structuralist, deconstructionist, and feminist critics.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia>.