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Paula Sinclair on Gilda Radner (Image)

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Image from video of Paula Sinclair speaking about comedienne and actor Gilda Radner.
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Image from video of Paula Sinclair speaking about comedienne and actor Gilda Radner.

Sally Bronston

A high school freshman, Sally Bronston had to grow up fast, taking on new responsibilities for her family and community.

For Women in Comedy, A New Jewish Voice

Jewish women are having a moment. At the end of 2014, Flavorwire published an article entitled “2014 Was—Secretly—The Year of the Jewish Woman.” It profiled Jewish women who made news in culture in the past year: Abbi Glazer and Ilana Jacobson of the Comedy Central show Broad City, Jill Soloway, the writer of the groundbreaking show Transparent,  and Jenny Slate, the comedian who starred in the romantic comedy Obvious Child, among others. 

Lainie Breaux

Having just given birth days before the storm, Lainie Breaux was focused on the needs of her new baby in the chaos of evacuation.

Lainie Breaux on Finding her Son, September 17, 2007

Lainie Breaux, interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on September 17, 2007, describes the moment she found her newborn son again after having been separated during Hurricane Katrina.
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Lainie Breaux, interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on September 17, 2007, describes the moment she found her newborn son again after having been separated during Hurricane Katrina.

Lainie Breaux on Evacuating, September 17, 2007

Lainie Breaux, interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on September 17, 2007, grapples with the decision to evacuate, with her newborn son needing round-the-clock medical attention and a hurricane on the way,
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Lainie Breaux, interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on September 17, 2007, grapples with the decision to evacuate, with her newborn son needing round-the-clock medical attention and a hurricane on the way,

Peggy Olsen from Mad Men

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Peggy Olsen from AMC's Mad Men struts her stuff.

Peggy Olsen from AMC's Mad Men struts her stuff.

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Sally Bronston

Committed to youth leadership long before Hurricane Katrina, Sally Bronston lobbied on behalf of her community through the New Orleans Youth Leadership Council before turning to a career in journalism.

Sally Bronston

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Sally Bronston, television producer.
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Sally Bronston, television producer.

Courtesy of Sally Bronston

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Lainie Breaux

When the hospital tending Lainie Breaux’s newborn son temporarily lost contact with her during Hurricane Katrina, Breaux used her fifteen minutes of fame to call attention to the plight of others devastated by the hurricane.

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