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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Features thousands of biographic and thematic essays on Jewish women around the world. Learn more

Bonnie Rothbart Stark

Bonnie Rothbart Stark is a reference librarian at the County of Los Angeles Public Library’s Culver City Julian Dixon Library. She has worked as a librarian for the California Film Commission, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century-Fox, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A voting member of the Academy, Stark has also taught “Costuming for Hollywood” at the University of California at Los Angeles extension. Stark will be retiring from the County of Los Angeles Public Library in March, 2006.

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Vivienne Segal

A talented singer/actor and superb comedian, Vivienne Segal enjoyed a lengthy career. She was best known for her role as Vera Simpson, the older woman in love with the “heel,” Joey (played by Gene Kelly), in the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey.

Lillian Roth

Lillian Roth, a singer-actor whose career met with early success but was eventually sidetracked by alcoholism and mental illness, wrote an autobiography that became an international bestseller. At fourteen Roth landed a part in the Shubert show Artists and Models; by seventeen, she was in Ziegfield’s Midnight Follies. She moved to Hollywood for a successful film career before her life fell apart due to mental health challenges and alcoholism. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Bonnie Rothbart Stark." (Viewed on December 8, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/stark-bonnie>.


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