Silver gained a respected reputation when Hester Street debut though she still faced sexist and antisemitic remarks from Hollywood executives.
We will start with the many people — many of whose names will never make the news
It’s likely that only the most zealous of film buffs are aware of the Jewish sides to Mankiewicz’s story. Here’s some of that history.
The film's protagonist is based on Frank Rosenthal, a real Jewish gambling expert from Chicago who had ties to the Chicago Outfit and eventually headed to Vegas to run casinos for them.
The author, an observant Jew, also wrote “This Is My God,” a book summarizing the tenets of Judaism intended for both Jews and non-Jews.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.
As Platt explains, he realized he was gay when he was 12, but hadn’t felt it necessary to tell anyone.
On screen, Reiner was most notably a straight man, a supporting player, a maker of cameo appearances, a presence felt, noted, appreciated, but never overbearing.
Schumacher brought his fashion background to directing a run of stylish films throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons said his mother almost never spoke about her Holocaust ordeal, including time in Nazi camps.