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25 years after 'Casino': a primer on some of Hollywood's Jewish gangsters

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.

By STEPHEN SILVER/JTA
28/11/2020
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a scene from the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing."

‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel starring Jennifer Grey announced

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/08/2020

Carl Reiner, American Jewish comedy legend dies at 98

Reiner, whose career began before World War II and continued to his last moments, set the standard for the Jewish-inflected humor that reshaped Hollywood and influenced all of American society.

Seth Rogen

First image of Seth Rogen as Jewish pickle maker is historically accurate

The Seth Rogen Jewish immigrant pickle movie is still happening, and we now have some striking photo evidence.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
29/04/2020
A view of the iconic Hollywood sign

These 7 Jewish actresses shaped Hollywood as we know it

Jewish directors, producers and writers are credited with developing the Hollywood system as we know it today.

By HANNAH STEINKOPF-FRANK/JTA
28/02/2020
Cast member Ben Schwartz poses at the premiere of "Sonic the Hedgehog" in Los Angeles, California, U

Ben Schwartz, voice of Sonic, worries he might not fit in in Hollywood

“I’m a Jewish man from Riverdale. There will always be anxiety,” he said.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
25/02/2020
Actor Michael Douglas poses with his father Kirk Douglas and son Cameron Douglas during the unveilin

Screen legend Kirk Douglas turns 103

Becoming a star in Hollywood's golden age and appearing in nearly 100 movies since, he rediscovered Jewish spirituality late in life, following a visit to Jerusalem that moved him.

Harvey Weinstein's motion for criminal case dismissal denied

The accusations led to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, politics and entertainment of sexual harassment and abuse.

By REUTERS
20/12/2018
Actor Chris Noth poses at the GQ Men of the Year Party in West Hollywood, December 8, 2016

'Sex and the City's' Chris Noth visits Israel for filming

The actor is shooting an episode of the Israeli TV series 'Very Important Person'

24/10/2018
Demonstrators protest during a national day of action called "Keep Families Together" against the Tr

Gal Gadot speaks out against U.S. child separation policy

"This picture breaks my heart... Can you imagine how this little girl feels? How scared she is..?"

01/07/2018
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