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Directors

Bella Lewitzky

Dancer and choreographer Bella Lewitzky was as famous off stage as on, thanks to her battles for freedom of expression against both the House Un-American Activities Committee and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Elma Ehrlich Levinger

Elma Ehrlich Levinger helped strengthen the Jewish community through her leadership of Jewish women’s organizations, but her books for children and adults may have had an even greater impact on American Jews.

Karen Davis

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Karen Davis.
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Karen Davis.

Nora Ephron and Lena Dunham

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Nora Ephron and Lena Dunham.
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Nora Ephron and Lena Dunham.

Writer-Directors

Putting Women Onscreen and in the Director's Chair

Linda Lavin

Linda Lavin won a Tony for her work in theater, but was best known for her Emmy-winning lead role in the television show Alice.

Lacey Schwartz in "Little White Lie"

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Lacey Schwartz in "Little White Lie."
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Lacey Schwartz in "Little White Lie."

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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham became the first woman to win a Director’s Guild Award for Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series for her HBO series Girls, for which she writes, directs, produces and plays the lead character.

Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham.
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Lena Dunham.

Courtesy of Autumn de Wilde.

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Nora Ephron

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Critically acclaimed director, screenwriter, and journalist Nora Ephron.

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Critically acclaimed director, screenwriter, and journalist Nora Ephron.

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