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Famed Jewish Writer William Goldman Dies

William Goldman Dies at Age 87 in His Manhattan Home William Goldman, famous Jewish writer of classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, All the President’s Men, The Princess Bride, Marathon Man and more has passed away in his Manhattan home. He was 87. Jenny Goldman, his daughter, confirmed his death earlier today stating it was a…

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Celebrity Jews – TV Updates, Love, Gilda, A Star Is Born & More

MORE NEW TV SEASON NOTES: CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD The first eight-episode season of Forever is now streaming on Amazon. It stars Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, 46, as a long-married couple. They love each other, but are caught in the rut of doing the same things. They try to shake things up just a…

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Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882

My Parsifal Conductor

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Heading to NYC this fall? Check out this play written by a Jew, based on an opera by an anti-Semite that was conducted by his close friend, a Jew. Above: Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882…

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Books I Keep Coming Back To

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge They say that life doesn’t give you more than you can handle. But sometimes, it seems like everything goes wrong all at once. And sometimes, when that happens, you can’t concentrate on reading or don’t have time to read. That’s where I’m at right now.  I’ve started several books, but haven’t…

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Celebrity Jews – News Shows & Emmy Round-Up

NEW SHOW CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD Now streaming on Hulu is The First, an eight-episode limited (i.e., no second season) series about the first mission to Mars. Sean Penn, 58, stars as an astronaut selected for the mission. Reviews have praised Penn’s performance and the series in general. Critics say that the show takes too…

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Celebrity Jews: Neil Simon And Operation Finale

NEIL SIMON OFTEN HAD THE TOUCH Neil Simon, the famous playwright, died on Aug. 25, age 91. The day before, I stumbled onto a YouTube video that noted that 40 of the most famous current working screenwriters were asked in 2017 to name the 100 best screenwriters of all time. They selected Billy Wilder (1906-2002)…

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Celebrity Jews: BlackKkKlansman, Gal Gadot and More

CATCHING UP WITH ONE WORTH CATCHING BlackKkKlansman (see story in this issue) opened two weeks ago in theaters and its great reviews guarantee it will still be playing as you read this. It’s being heralded as the best Spike Lee movie in many years. It’s based on a 2014 memoir, Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth,…

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Celebrity Jews – Chabon, Roots And Adam Levine

CHABON AND ROOTS I noted last week that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, 55, was writing an episode of Star Trek: Discovery. In the past week, more details were released about that and, by coincidence, his wife, writer Ayelet Waldman, 53, appeared in many news reports last week as well. Discovery, on the CBS All-Access…

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Celebrity Jews – Movies, Netflix And A Sad Note

AT THE MOVIES Blindspotting, which got rave reviews at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, co-stars Daveed Diggs, 34, and Rafael Casal, as two poor guys in Oakland, Calif. It follows them as they cope with crime, police violence and gentrification. Casal and Diggs, who are from Oakland, co-wrote the film. Diggs, the son of…

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Celebrity Jews – Jurassic Park, Fred Rogers And Animals

AT THE MOVIES Opening June 22: Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom is the fourth sequel since Jurassic Park, the blockbuster 1992 Steven Spielberg film that posited that dinosaurs could be brought back from extinction by using their ancient DNA. The premise was interesting, but what knocked everyone’s socks off was the tremendous computer generated (“CGI”) special…

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