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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Irene G. Dash

Irene Golden Dash, Shakespearean scholar and feminist, received her Ph.D. from
Columbia University in 1971 and taught English and Shakespeare at Hunter College, CUNY,
from 1972 until retiring in 2004. She is the author of Wooing, Wedding, and Power: Women in
Shakespeare’s Plays
(Columbia,1981), Women’s Worlds in Shakespeare’s Plays (Delaware,
1997) which was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of 1997, and Shakespeare and the
American Musical
(Indiana, 2010). A Reconstructionist all her life, she searched for
answers to questions of identity as an American living in two civilizations.

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Judy Holliday

A brilliant actress and comedian, Judy Holliday won an Academy Award for her performance as the not-so-dumb blonde in Born Yesterday and performed thousands of times on Broadway. Holliday epitomized the duality of her American-Jewish heritage, as she was a successful performer who was investigated for subversive activities in the McCarthy Era due to antisemitic suspicions. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Irene G. Dash." (Viewed on March 28, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/dash-irene>.


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