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Acting

Abbi Jacobson

Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for young female comedians, Abbi Jacobson teamed up with fellow comedian Ilana Glazer to create the immensely popular Broad City.

Michal Bat-Adam

Michal Bat-Adam, the first Israeli woman director of feature films, has been hailed for her sensitive and nuanced portrayals of mental illness and women’s inner lives.

Viola Spolin

Searching for play therapies that could reach at-risk children, Viola Spolin created the “Theater Games” that gave rise to improv theater.

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

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Photograph of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

Courtesy of Comedy Central.

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Photograph of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

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Myriam Anissimov

Joking that she is a Yiddish writer working in French, novelist Myriam Anissimov has been celebrated for her portrayal of the difficulties faced by children of Holocaust survivors.

Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna

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Gilda Radner, as her recurring Saturday Night Live character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, who appeared between 1977-1980.
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Gilda Radner, as her recurring Saturday Night Live character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, who appeared between 1977-1980.

Ilana Glazer

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Ilana Glazer.
Photo by Lane Savage, courtesy of Comedy Central.
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Ilana Glazer.

Photo by Lane Savage, courtesy of Comedy Central.

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Abbi Jacobson

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Photograph of comedian Abbi Jacobson by Lane Savage.

Courtesy of Comedy Central.

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Photograph of comedian Abbi Jacobson by Lane Savage.

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Gila Almagor

Gila Almagor earned acclaim as a writer, actress, and filmmaker for her autobiographical Summer of Aviya in 1988, but when critics questioned details of her story, she embraced the criticism and went on to create a sequel, 1995’s Under the Domim Tree.

Anouk Aimée

French actress Anouk Aimée captivated audiences in films from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita in 1960 to Altman’s Prêt à Porter in 1994.

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