Great Jews in the Performing Arts

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9780824604196: Great Jews in the Performing Arts

Throughout the ages Jewish actors, singers, dancers, and comics from all parts of the world have graced the stage and screen and provided audiences with countless hours of pleasure. In this volume, the author of acclaimed biographical works such as Great Jews in Music and Great Jews on Stage and Screen celebrates the lives of three hundred such greatsincluding Billy Crystal, Lauren Bacall, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Jerry Seinfeld, Morris Carnovsky, Sammy Davis, Jr., and George Burns. Introduced by a fascinating historical overview of the role that Jews have played in the performing arts from earliest times through the present, this refreshing look at some of the most popular entertainers of all time will inspire, instruct andabove allentertain. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

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Darryl Lyman is the author of Dictionary of Animals Words and Phrases; Civil War Quotations; and Civil War Wordbook, which was nominated for the prestigious Lincoln Prize at Gettysburg College. His biographical works include Great Jews in the Performing Arts, Great Jewish Families, Jewish Heroes and Heroines: Their Unique Achievements, Great African-American Women, and Great Jews in Music. Mr. Lyman has contributed film reviews to Magills Cinema Annual and coedited Fifty Golden Years of Oscar, the Official History of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He resides in Moreno Valley, California.

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"Jewish Hollywood buffs will love this volume..." -- Washington Jewish Week

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