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14 Persons in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame:

Arthur Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Asher Miller

Relationships:

husband of
ex-husband of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Playwright.
Plays and movies:Kennedy Center Honors 1984.
Theater Hall of Fame 1979.
National Medal of Arts 1993.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Barbra Streisand

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Joan Streisand
Nickname(s):
Babs
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 33 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than Elliott Gould by 3 years.
daughter of
wife of
Younger than James Brolin by 1 year.
mother of
half-sister of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway:Song:Theater Hall of Fame.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2008.
California Hall of Fame 2010.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2000.
French Legion of Honor.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1976.

Benny Goodman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname(s):
King of Swing
Patriarch of the Clarinet
The Professor
Swing's Senior Statesman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinet. Jazz and swing music.
Song:NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1983.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1957.
Kennedy Center Honors 1982.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Bess Myerson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bess Myerson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Miss America 1945.
TV shows:Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

David Sarnoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Sarnoff
Nickname(s):
The General
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Main influence in development of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and NBC.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Elie Wiesel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eliezer Wiesel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a US citizen. Holocaust survivor.
Book:Nobel Peace Prize 1986. Honorary UK knighthood.
Congressional Gold Medal 1984.
French Legion of Honor.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Emma Lazarus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Emma Lazarus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poem:which appears on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2009.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

George Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed:Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music:Duo:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Congressional Gold Medal 1985.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.

Hank Greenberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman.
Teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1956.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Harry Houdini

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Erik Weisz
Also Known As:
Ehrich Weiss
Harry Handcuff Houdini
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for escape tricks. Silent films. Debunker of spiritualists. Died of peritonitis, with a ruptured appendix.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Irving Berlin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Israel Isidore Baline
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1954.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7095 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Jonas Salk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonas Edward Salk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine.
Polio Hall of Fame 1958.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 1955.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Leonard Bernstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Bernstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name at age 15.
Musical play:Kennedy Center Honors 1980.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.
Theater Hall of Fame 1998.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Milton Berle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mendel Berlinger
(other sources:) Milton Berlinger
Nickname(s):
Uncle Miltie
Mr. Television
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

California Hall of Fame 2007.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992.
Television Hall of Fame 1984.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1988.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1981.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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