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Directors

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron mined her most painful experiences to create brilliant comedies like Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally.

Ruth Hagy Brod

Ruth Hagy Brod’s varied career as a journalist, documentary filmmaker and literary agent made her the ideal publicity director for Job Orientation In the Neighborhoods, helping high school dropouts train for careers.

Lina Abarbanell

Lina Abarbanell’s expressive voice inspired more than one light opera, but even after she retired from the stage, her talent for casting and directing other performers shaped powerful performances like the world tour of Porgy and Bess.

Shelley Morhaim

Shelly Morhaim brought national attention to anti-war and environmental causes through her documentary films and the use of one iconic photo.

Margaret Lazarus

Margaret Lazarus used her talents as an independent filmmaker to bring attention to issues ranging from rape culture to nuclear threat.

Stella Adler

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Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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"Every Little Movement"

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The sheet music for Every Little Movement, popularized by Lina Abarbanell.
Courtesy of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.
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The sheet music for Every Little Movement, popularized by Lina Abarbanell.

Courtesy of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

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Lina Abarbanell

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Lina Abarbanell.
Photograph courtesy of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.
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Lina Abarbanell.

Photograph courtesy of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.

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Shelley Cole Morhaim

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Documentary filmmaker Shelley Cole Morhaim.
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Documentary filmmaker Shelley Cole Morhaim.

Gay Block

As a portrait photographer, Gay Block began in 1973 with portraits of her own affluent Jewish community in Houston. Later work includes girls at summer camp, retired Jews of Miami's South Beach, and grocery employees in Texas. Her landmark work with writer Malka Drucker, RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, both a book and traveling exhibit, has been seen in over 50 venues in the US and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, in 1992.

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