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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2009

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Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Courtesy of David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
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Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Courtesy of David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons

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Deborah Bertonoff

From her debut at age nine through her performances in her late seventies and teaching into her late eighties, Deborah Bertonoff made dance her life’s work.

Sabina Berman

A Jewish writer exploring her outsider identity in largely Catholic Mexico, Sabina Berman was the first writer to win the Mexican Theater Prize four times.

Elisabeth Bergner

Playfully titling her 1978 memoir Greatly Admired and Often Cursed, Elisabeth Bergner was famed both as the actress whom writers felt best captured their characters and as a former spy who helped other actors escape Nazi Germany.

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

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Film Review: Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

Directed and written by the sister-brother team of Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz and based partly on their own family history, this gripping courtroom drama set in Israel traces a Moroccan Jewish woman's effort to obtain a gett, or religious divorce, after years of a loveless marriage. In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent.

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, 2014

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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz and released in 2014.

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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz and released in 2014.

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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.

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.

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.

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