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Acting

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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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.

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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.

Anouk Aimee, 1963

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Publicity photo of French actress Anouk Aimee in 1963 for 8 1/2.

Image courtesy of Embassy Pictures via Wikimedia Commons.

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Publicity photo of French actress Anouk Aimee in 1963 for 8 1/2.

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