Browsing by Subject "Actors"

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  • Bergan, Ronals (The Guardian, 2020-06-30)
    An obituary of Carl Reiner, who died at the age of 98. The article discusses Reiner's long career, beginning with his role as a writer and performer on the popular comedy series, "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Ceasar ...
  • The Danny Kaye Society (, 2019)
    A short biography of Danny Kaye, a popular twentieth century entertainer and a dedicated humanitarian. Click on the link above to access.
  • Dauber, Jeremy (New York Times, 2017-08-21)
    In an op-ed article in the New York Times, Jeremy Dauber considers what was uniquely Jewish about the comedy of Jerry Lewis. Click on the link above to read the article.
  • Susman, Gary (Vanity Fair, 2017-08-20)
    An obituary of Jerry Lewis in Vanity Fair. Click on the link above to read the obituary.
  • Keepnews, Peter (The New York Times, 2020-05-11)
    The New York Times' obituary for comedian and actor Jerry Stiller. Stiller's career career included stand-up comedy with his wife, Anne Meara, roles in both Broadway and off-Broadway and on television, most notably in the ...
  • Berkvist, Robert (New York Times, 2020-02-05)
    This New York Times obituary describes Kirk Douglas, who died at the age of 103 in 2020, as "one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age." He starred in many films, among the best known of which are ...
  • Augustyn, Adam (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2021-06-28)
    Larry David is best known for being the co-creator of the popular comedy series, "Seinfeld." He is currently the star of another popular series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Click on the link above to read this article on the ...
  • Howell, Veronica (The Guardian, 2014-08-12)
    Obituary discussing the life and work of the iconic actor, Lauren Bacall. Click on the link to read the obituary.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jewish Virtual Library, 2008)
    A short biography of the Jewish Canadian actor, who is most famous for his role as Ben Cartwirght on the television Western "Bonanza." Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016-01-06)
    A short biography of the Marx Brothers in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Click on the link for access.
  • Erickson, Harold L.; Barson, Michael (Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 2019-03-27)
    A biographical article about the early life, career and films of Mel Brooks. It describes his launch as an entertainer in the Borscht Belt, predominantly Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains. According to the article, ...
  • Salkin, Jeffrey (RNS Religion News Service, 2015-03-18)
    This article is about Michael Douglas, son of actor Kirk Douglas (click on the link below for Kirk Douglas's obituary). The article praises Douglas for being among the few Hollywood actors to proudly affirm his Jewishness ...
  • Pulver, Andrew (The Guardian, 2015-05-23)
    An interview with Natalie Portman containing biographical information. Click on the link above to access.
  • Davidson, Steven (Forward, 2017-09-29)
    Larry David co-created (with Jerry Seinfeld) the television hit series, "Seinfeld," and created and writes and stars in the long-running HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In this article, Steven Davidson argues that "Curb ...
  • Shatner, William (YouTube, 2011-06-02)
    William Shatner receives an honorary doctorate at his alma mater, McGill University and delivers the commencement address. Click on the link to watch the awarding of the degree and Shatner's address.
  • Shatner, William; Lipworth, Elaine (interviewer) (The Guardian (US edition), 2014-03-14)
    "The actor who made his mark as Star Trek's Captain James T Kirk talks about growing up in Montreal and his belief that what's on the mantelpiece reveals a lot about a marriage." Click on the link above to access.
  • Barson, Michael (Encylopedia Britannica, 2018-06-08)
    Article about the life, career and works of Woody Allen. Click on the link to read the article.
  • McFadden, Robert D. (New York Times, 1977-09-09)
    New York Times obituary of Zero Mostel. Click on the link above to access the obituary.



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