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Acting

Making Trouble: Clips from the Cutting Room Floor

While hard at work here at the Archive, I stumbled upon some interviews that ended up on the cutting room floor during production of our prizewinning documentary “Making Trouble”. Take a look at a few clips that feature fabulous Jewish women in entertainment talking about fabulous Jewish women in entertainment.

See Tovah Feldshuh speak about the ahead of her time Sophie TuckerAlex Borstein explore Gilda Radner's beauty,  Adrienne Cooper's take on Molly Picon gender roles, and Wendy Wasserstein's thoughts Jewish entertainers on and off the stage. 

Birth of “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” author Lillian Roth

December 13, 1910

Birth of “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” author Lillian Roth

Helen Reddy’s "I Am Woman" tops the charts

December 9, 1972

“I Am Woman” was the only song Reddy would ever write, but it was enough for millions of listeners.

Frances Alenikoff , 1920 - 2012

Arriving for a rehearsal at Eden's Expressway at 537 Broadway in Soho on a Saturday afternoon in February 1997, I bypass the claustrophobically slow elevator and head up the four flights of stairs. In addition to being a spacious dance studio, Eden's Expressway has been a loft performance venue since the 1970s. The metal bolt door is ajar, but I knock anyway. COME IN.

Celebrating Gloria Stuart

It was fitting that Gloria was born on Independence Day. She was a firecracker: sharp, witty, energetic.

Cleaning for Passover, missing my Bubbe

 

I’ve started cleaning for Passover, have you?

Natalie Portman wins Oscar for Best Actress

February 27, 2011

Natalie Portman was awarded the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Black Swan.

Remembering Kitty Carlisle Hart

If ever there was an unofficial Queen of New York City, Kitty Carlisle Hart was it.

Natalie's baby: Who cares if the father's not Jewish?

Last week, the tabloid world went abuzz over news that Natalie Portman had given birth to her first child, a baby boy fathered by Benjamin Millepied. Portman and I have had a tumultuous relationship over the years. Had this news broken back when I was a young lad 13 years of age, I'd have been heart broken. However, due to my current status as a 25 year old cynic, I find myself barely registering this news. I pay no mind to most celebrity gossip, and politely decline to partake in most related discussions.

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis make the same movie

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, the Jewish stars of the acclaimed 2010 film Black Swan, have apparently made two different versions of the same movie. As Blind Film Critic so clearly depicts in this trailer mashup of No Strings Attached and Friends With Benefits, these films are identical right down to the camera angles.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Acting." (Viewed on October 31, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/acting>.

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