Masha Leon, the Forward’s legendary society columnist, passed away on the morning of April 5. She was 86 years old.
Masha Leon, the Forward’s society columnist for nearly 30 years, died Wednesday morning.
At a special panel that coincided with New York Comicon, some famous Jews of the comics industry discussed its Jewish history.
Having known Polish World War II hero Jan Karski, I watched a gaunt Oscar-nominated David Strathairn amazingly bring to life this Catholic Holocaust messenger to the free world in the Jan Karski Theater Project’s “My Report to the World” by Clark Young and Derek Goldman showcased at The Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Masha Leon’s voice from the past in Stonehill Jewish Song Collection.
The Russian Tea Room was the perfect venue to host a “Broadway Luncheon” for the launch of the new musical “DOCTOR ZHIVAGO.”
Weshampton Beach East End Hospice’s Camp Good Brief helps children deal with loss.
Isaac Bashevis Singer’s wife Alma put up with his flirting with women. But Masha Leon found out she was the boss of the household in many ways.
Mingling with the guests at the Origins First Irish Theatre Festival Launch party I spotted Yoel and Avram Weisshauss — two bearded Satmars.
I first met Joan Rivers — who died at 81 on September 4th — as a zaftig comedienne in a fringed black dress as she warmed up the audience at an April 1966 Virginia Graham TV Show on which I was a guest along with Gloria de Haven. A few months later we met at the Polish folk art store Cepelia on W. 57th Street where she was trying on a sequined vest that is part of a Crakow folk costume. “Will it do for black tie? “ she asked me. “Only if you’re willing to dance the Krakowiak in high heels,” I replied.