“Friedman’s awareness of the past was essential for the historically aware pastiche-style scores.”
Shelley Berman, a stand-up comic whose career spanned “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Twilight Zone” has died at the age of 92.
Gregory’s eventual abandonment of a thriving stand-up comedy career was due, he claimed, to what he had learned from the tragedy of the Holocaust.
Jerry Lewis, the Jewish comedian and filmmaker, died on August 20 at age 91.
In Bernstein’s score for “Candide,” Cook counted four E flats over high C, six D flats, 21 high C’s, and sixteen B flats.
As always preoccupied by roots and heritage, Shepard discerned in the Judaism of Dylan and Ginsberg something lacking in his own upbringing.
“Some of my little classmates wore yellow stars and they would vanish from one day to the next. That was our daily experience.”
June Foray proved that being a mensch could be a prerequisite for creating a legacy of memorable animated cartoon characters
“I wanted to show that a Jewish girl can defeat Germans in front of 100,000 people.”
Playwright William Hoffman, one of the first writers to confront the AIDS pandemic in “As Is,” has died at 78.