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Jacob Sapirstein (1884 - 1987)

Moved to Boston in 1905, and moved to Cleveland a year later. Founder of the American Greetings Corp. Founded in 1906 by Polish immigrant Jacob Sapirstein (1885–1987), who sold cards from ...

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Max Sachs (c.1883 - 1961)

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Randy Wolfe MP (1951 - 1997)

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Mala Silson MP (1905 - 1999)

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Roy Valentine Titus (1909 - 1989)

Roy V. Titus, 79, Cosmetics Executive And Philanthropist By MICHEL MARRIOTT Published: April 17, 1989 Roy Valentine Titus, a New York City philanthropist and former chairman of the Helena Rubinstein ...

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Dr. Peter H. Schur MP

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Dr. Max (Moses) Schur MP (1897 - 1969)

Max Schur, M.D. (September 26, 1897 – October 12, 1969) was a doctor and friend of Sigmund Freud. He assisted Freud in euthanasia. Ernest Jones considered that 'Schur was a perfect choice for ...

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Rabbi Dov Ber Manischewitz MP (1857 - 1914)

Manischewitz and the Development of Machine-Made Matzah 
in the United States Days of Wine and Matzos The Manischewitz tale begins with Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz born in Lithuania. His sur...

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R. Harry (Zvi Hirsch) Gutstein MP (1907 - d.)

Editor of the popular Passover Hagadah (1949, 1956), published by Ktav Publishing House.

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Nicola Peltz MP

Nicola Anne Peltz (born January 9, 1995) is an American actress. Her first major role was as Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender . She has since played Bradley Martin in the A&E TV series Bates ...

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John Mortimer Schiff MP (1904 - 1987)

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Aaron T. Beck MP

Biography Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy A Conversation with Aaron T. Beck Aaron T. Beck Wikipedia Aaron Temkin Beck (born July 18, 1921) is an American psychiatrist and a professor eme...

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Albert Ellis MP (1913 - 2007)

REBT by Albert Ellis with Debbie Joffe Ellis Personal Reflections on Albert Ellis & REBT A Brief Biography of Dr. Albert Ellis 1913-2007 Albert Ellis Influential Psychotherapist NYTimes Obituary

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Abraham Harold Maslow MP (1908 - 1970)

Abraham Maslow Biography Timeline Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theo...

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Neil Shubin MP

Neil H. Shubin (born December 22, 1960) is an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer. He is the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Associ...

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Adrien Brody MP

Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for B...

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Tiny Tim MP (1932 - 1996)

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Eddie Cantor MP (1892 - 1964)

Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter....

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Norman Podhoretz MP

Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Norman B. Podhoretz (January 16, 1930) is an American neoconservative pundit and writer for Commentary magazine. Biographical Highlights From Hudson Institute Norman Podhoretz is editor-at-large ...

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Harris Weingarten (1854 - 1934)

The Weingarten story begins in 1854 with the birth of Harris Weingarten, a poor villager from a small community in Poland. Seeking new opportunities in America in the 1880s, he eventually settled in th...

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Larry David MP

Lawrence Gene "Larry" David (born July 2, 1947) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld , of the television series Seinfeld , and was...

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Sidney Weinberg (1891 - 1969)

Sidney James Weinberg (October 12, 1891 – July 23, 1969) was a long-time leader of the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, nicknamed “Mr. Wall Street” by The New York Times and "dire...

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Jay Landesman (1919 - 2011)

Landesman was born in St. Louis in 1919 the youngest of four children. His father was an immigrant artist from Berlin who came to St. Louis to paint the murals for the German pavilion at the 1904 World...

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Clifford Odets MP (1906 - 1963)

"Odets was born in Philadelphia to Louis Odets (born Gorodetsky) and Pearl Geisinger, Russian- and Romanian-Jewish immigrants, and raised in Philadelphia and the Bronx, New York.[2] He dropped out of h...

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Sam Simon MP

Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and aft...

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Henry Adler Berliner (1895 - 1970)

Henry Adler Berliner (December 13, 1895 – May 1, 1970) was a United States aircraft and helicopter pioneer. Sixth son of inventor Emile Berliner, he was born in Washington, D.C.. After a sho...

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John David D Phillips MP (1806 - 1880)

John D. Phillips in 1852 was one of the originators of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The hospital was first named the "Jews Hospital of New York." It opened in 1857, and was open to any religi...

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Walter A. Haas Jr. (1916 - 1995)

CEO of Levi Strauss, owner of the Oakland Athletics. .

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Walter Abraham Haas (1889 - 1979)

Walter A. Haas graduated from [the University of California, Berkeley] College of Commerce in 1910. Over a long life, his loyalty to and support of the University were an inspiration to fellow alumni...

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Barney Ross (1909 - 1967)

born Dov-Ber Rasofsky (December 23, 1909–January 17, 1967) was born in New York City to Isidore "Itchik" Rasofsky and Sarah Epstein Rasofsky. His father was a Talmudic scholar who had emigrated ...

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David Sholtz, Governor (1891 - 1953)

David Sholtz (October 6, 1891 – March 21, 1953) was the 26th Governor of Florida. Early life and education Sholtz was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York, and after graduating fro...

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Richard Tucker MP (1913 - 1975)

Richard Tucker - No, Pagliaccio non son (Live) , Richard Tucker: HaTikvah , Kiddush (Pesach ) , Richard Tucker sings the Kol Nidre כל נדרי . Museum of Fami...

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J. D. Salinger MP (1919 - 2010)

Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer. Living reclusively after much-noticed publications early in his career, he last published an original w...

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Steve Ross (1927 - 1992)

) Steven Jay Ross (September 17, 1927 – December 20, 1992) was CEO of Time Warner Inc., Warner Communications, and Kinney National Services, Inc. Early life and career Steve Ross was born ...

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Pauline Trigère MP (c.1909 - c.2001)

Pauline Trigere Archive Pauline Trigère (1909–2002) Wikipedia Bio Pauline Trigere: Fashion Designer PBS DVD ------------------------------------------------------------------ Pa...

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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman MP (1905 - 1984)

Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American author of plays, screenplays, and memoirs and throughout her life, was linked with many left-wing political cau...

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Joan Rivers MP (1933 - 2014)

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (born June 8, 1933), better known by her stage name Joan Rivers , is an American television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her ribal...

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Theodore Seixas Solomons MP (1870 - 1947)

Theodore was known as the pioneer of the John Muir Trail. He was the first to photograph the Tuolumne Canyon and such summits as Banner Peak and Mount Ritter. He discovered, and named, the great peaks ...

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Egon Mayer (deceased)

NY Times Obituary Egon Mayer (December 1944 – January 30, 2004) was an American sociologist and professor at Brooklyn College. He wrote a number of books on Jewish culture and history, inc...

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Gertrude Berg MP (1898 - 1966)

Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 3, 1899 Death: Sep. 14, 1966 Entertainer. Emmy award-winning actress known for over 5000 episodes of radio program called "The Rise Of The Goldbergs" later known as "Th...

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Aaron Copland MP (1900 - 1990)

Copland was one of the leading figures of American music during the 1900s. Copland worked in a wide range of styles, from atonalism to jazz, but his fame rests on the folk-based music he wrote from the...

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Benjamin F. Jonas, U.S. Senator MP (1834 - 1911)

Benjamin Franklin Jonas (July 19, 1834 – December 21, 1911) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Louisiana and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the...

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Abraham Jonas MP (1801 - 1864)

) Abraham Jonas (born September 12, 1801 in Exeter, England; died June 8, 1864) was the first permanent Jewish resident in Quincy, Illinois. He was a former member of the Illinois and Kentucky State ...

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יצחק אשר (Isidore) Twersky MP (1930 - 1997)

Isadore Twersky (Yitzchak (Isaac) Asher Twersky) (1930–October 12, 1997) was an Orthodox rabbi and the Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University, a chai...

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Edgar May (1929 - 2012)

Edgar May (June 27, 1929 – December 27, 2012) was an American politician who served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1973-1983 and the Vermont Senate from 1983-1991. He was the eld...

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Carol Lubin (1909 - 2005)

Carol Lubin was born in Montclair, New Jersey on September 23, 1909. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in 1930 and went on to earn a Master’s Degree and then a PhD from Columbia Unive...

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Isador Lubin MP (1896 - 1978)

Isador Lubin : Economist appointed by: Franklin Roosevelt
, also served under: Harry Truman -July 1933–January 1946 Isador Lubin was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1896. His father...

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Jill Latiano MP

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Rhea Perlman MP

Rhea Jo Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American actress, best known for her role as Carla Tortelli on the sitcom Cheers, for which she won four Emmy Awards.

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Rose "Mrs. B." Blumkin MP (1893 - 1998)

An American legend, Rose Blumkin (Mrs. B), knew early in life that honesty and integrity would serve her well. Those beliefs laid the foundation for Nebraska Furniture Mart's rise to its status as a Mi...

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Murray Seasongood, Mayor of Cincinnati MP (1878 - 1983)

Murray Seasongood (October 27, 1878-February 21, 1983) was a Jewish American politician, who served as the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1926-1930. After his tenure as mayor, Seasongood was appointed ...

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Washington Bartlett, Governor (1824 - 1887)

Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was the 20th mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883 to 1887, the 16th governor of California, and–to date&#...

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Simpson (Simon) Thorman MP (1812 - 1881)

THORMAN, SIMPSON - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History THORMAN, SIMPSON (sometimes given as "Simson") (1811-12 June 1881), businessman and the first permanent Jewish resident of Cleveland, was bo...

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Bernard D. Meltzer MP (1914 - 2007)

Was involved in the Nuremberg International War Trials as a member of the United States Prosecution Staff.

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Gertrude Weil (1879 - 1971)

A women’s rights activist who led North Carolina’s campaign for women’s suffrage. Throughout her life, she worked for social equality for all North Carolinians and was active in th...

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Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern MP (1915 - 1994)

Malcolm Henry Stern was born on January 29, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stern was the son of Arthur Kaufman and Henrietta Berkowitz Stern and had one brother, Edward. In 1923 the Stern family ...

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Rabbi Dr. Jacob Salmon Raisin (1878 - 1946)

The Haskalah movement in Russia,  By Rabbi Dr. Jacob Salmon Raisin Dedication to his father (Page 5.) To Aaron S. Raisin Your name, dear father, will not be found in the following pa...

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Maj. Mordecai Myers MP (1776 - 1871)

Major Mordecai Myers: An American-Jewish Hero of the War of 1812 Major Mordecai Myers lived the most compelling life of any Jewish-American of his day. Born to impoverished immigrant parents, he sp...

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Edgar Miles Bronfman, Jr. MP

. Edgar Miles Bronfman, Jr. (born May 16, 1955) is an American businessman who served as CEO of Warner Music Group 2004 to 2011 and as Chairman from 2011 to 2012. In May, 2011, the sale of WMG was an...

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John Langeloth Loeb,Jr. Ambassador to Denmark MP

John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. (born May 2, 1930) is a businessman, philanthropist, art collector, and former United States Ambassador to Denmark (1981–1983) and Delegate to the United Nations (1984)....

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Dr. Bruno Bettelheim MP (1903 - 1990)

The Creation of Doctor B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim , by Richard Pollak (Bio Page 19) ------------------------------- Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, ...

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Franklin J. Moses, Sr. MP (1804 - 1877)

Served for 20 years before the Civil War as a distinguished lawyer and state senator from Sumter. He was Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court from 1868 until his death in 1877. . Frank...

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Major Raphael Jacob Moses, (CSA) MP (1812 - 1893)

Pioneered the commercial growing of peaches in Georgia, was chief supply officer for Confederate general James Longstreet, participated in most of the major battles of the Civil War (1861-65) in the ea...

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David Emanuel, Governor MP (1744 - 1808)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for GEORGIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A036347 ) David Emanuel (January 1, 1744 – February 19, 1808) became 24th Governor of Georgia on ...

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Edwin I. Marks MP (deceased)

Was Chairman of the Board of Macy's.

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Edward Weinfeld MP (1901 - 1988)

Edward Weinfeld (May 14, 1901–January 17, 1988) was a longtime federal judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1950 to 1988.

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David Yulee, Senator MP (1810 - 1886)

YULEE, David Levy, a Delegate and a Senator from Florida; born David Levy in St. Thomas, West Indies, June 12, 1810; at the age of nine was sent to the United States to Norfolk, Va. to attend a private...

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Noble Brandon Judah, Jr. (1884 - 1938)

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Abram Leon Sachar, HIstorian (1899 - 1993)

Abram L. Sachar From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Abram Leon Sachar (February 15, 1899 – July 24, 1993)[1] was an American historian and founding president of Brandeis University. Contents...

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Sol Price (1916 - 2009)

Find a Grave Entrepreneur. He changed retail shopping by pioneering the first nationwide members-only discount warehouse stores. As a business lawyer in 1954, he founded the retail chain Fed-Mart in ...

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Henry M. Hyams, Lt. Gov. of Louisiana (1806 - 1875)

Was Lt. Gov. of Louisiana from January 23, 1860 to January 25, 1864.

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Myer Stern (1824 - 1899)

A founder of Temple Emau-El in New York.

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Brandon Rick Tartikoff (1949 - 1997)

Brandon Tartikoff (January 13, 1949 – August 27, 1997) was a television executive who was credited with turning around NBC's low prime time reputation with such hit series as Hill Street Blues...

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George György Soros MP

George Soros (Hungarian: Soros György) born August 12, 1930 as Schwartz György, is a Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, philosopher and philanthropist. He is the chairman of S...

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Molly Malka Picon MP (1898 - 1992)

Molly Picon (Yiddish: מאָלי פּיקאָן; February 28, 1898 – April 6, 1992) was an American actress of stage, sc...

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Colonel Abraham Myers (CSA) (1811 - 1889)

Abraham Charles Myers (Georgetown, South Carolina, 14 May 1811 - Washington, D.C., 20 June 1889) was a Jewish American army officer and a graduate of West Point, Class of 1833. During the Seminol...

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Ephraim Hart, Patriot (1747 - 1825)

Ephraim Hart From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This page is about the New York City merchant, for the New York State Senator see Ephraim Hart (NY politician) Ephraim Hart (1747 - July 16, 1825) w...

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Harold Edgar Clurman MP (1901 - 1980)

Harold Edgar Clurman (September 18, 1901 – September 9, 1980) was a visionary American theatre director and drama critic, "one of the most influential in the United States". He was most notabl...

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Paddy Chayefsky (1923 - 1981)

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981), was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best ...

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Nora Bayes (1880 - 1928)

Nora Bayes (October 8, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was a popular American singer, comedienne and actress of the early 20th century. Early life and career Born Eleanor "Dora" Goldberg, with ...

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Jack Klugman, Actor MP (1922 - 2012)

Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actor. ( ) Klugman began his career in 1950. He later moved on to television and fi...

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Salmon (Solomon) Oliver Levinson (1865 - 1941)

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Albert Otto Hirschman, Economist (1915 - 2012)

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Barry Levinson MP

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable films include Diner, The Natural, Go...

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Danny Elfman MP

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music fo...

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Laurence Adolph Steinhardt MP (1892 - 1950)

Laurence Adolph Steinhardt (October 6, 1892 – March 28, 1950) was a United States diplomat. He served as the U.S. Minister to Sweden and U.S. Ambassador to Peru, the USSR, Turkey, Czechoslovak...

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Amos T. Akerman, U.S. Attorney General (1821 - 1880)

Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman grad...

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Helmut "Hal" Sonnenfeldt (1926 - 2012)

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David Schwimmer MP

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor and director of television and film who gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends . Schwimmer wa...

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Judd Hirsch MP

Judd Hirsch (born March 15, 1935) is an American actor most known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi, John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John, and Alan Eppes on the CBS serie...

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David Cross MP

David A. Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian perhaps known primarily for his work on the sketch comedy series Mr. Show as well as his role as Tobias Fün...

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Morey Amsterdam MP (1908 - 1996)

Moritz "Morey" Amsterdam (December 14, 1908 – October 28, 1996) was an American television actor and comedian, best known for the role of Buddy Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the early 196...

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Barry Commoner (1917 - 2012)

Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He ran for president of the United States in the 1980 U.S. presidential electio...

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Sam Dash, Watergate counsel MP (1925 - 2004)

Samuel Dash, Chief Counsel for Senate Watergate Committee, Dies at 79 By WARREN E. LEARY Published: May 30, 2004 Samuel Dash, a champion of legal ethics who became nationally known during the Waterga...

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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (/ˈtʌkmən/; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She became widely known first for The Guns of August (later...

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Henry Morgenthau, Jr., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury MP (1891 - 1967)

Information about Henry Morgenthau, Jr. from Wikipedia Henry Morgenthau, Jr. ( /ˈmɔrɡənθɔː/; May 11, 1891 – February 6, 1967) was the U.S. Secr...

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Gene Siskel (deceased)

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Mark Andrew Spitz MP

Mark Andrew Spitz Born 10 Feb 1950 in Modesto, California USA. Son of Arnold Spitz and Lenore Sylvia Smith American swimmer, winner of seven gold medal victories in one Olympiad. And, each of...

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Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah MP (1860 - 1945)

הנרִיֶיטה סֹאלְד Henrietta Szold, daughter of Rabbi Benjamin Szold a scholar originally from Nyi...

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Abbie Hoffman MP (1936 - 1989)

Dedicated to Abbie: Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman wa...

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