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Elisabeth Bergner, 1935

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Actress, activist, and writer, Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) in 1935.

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Actress, activist, and writer, Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) in 1935.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Gilda Radner, Abbi Jacobson, and Ilana Glazer

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Gilda Radner, Abbi Jacobson, and Ilana Glazer

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Gilda Radner, Abbi Jacobson, and Ilana Glazer

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

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Photograph of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer by Lane Savage.

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Photograph of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer by Lane Savage.

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Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer defied the odds for young female comedians by co-creating the popular and critical hit sitcom Broad City with Abbi Jacobson.

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.

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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.

Myriam Anissimov, 2014

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Myriam Anissimov in 2014.
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Myriam Anissimov in 2014.


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