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1. Maurice Moscovitch Maurice Moscovitch Actor, The Great Dictator Veteran of New York's Yiddish theatre, this putty-faced character actor enjoyed four years in Hollywood, where he appeared in 14 films from 1936 through the year of his death.
2. Leon Belasco Leon Belasco Actor, Can-Can
3. Frances Chaney Frances Chaney Actress, When Harry Met Sally...
4. Jerry Austin Jerry Austin Actor, Adventures of Don Juan
5. Ida Kaminska Ida Kaminska Actress, The Shop on Main Street Began her stage career at age five an later played leading roles on stage. Appeared in a handful of films and is better now for her support of the Jewish people. She later moved to Israel.
6. Mark Donskoy Mark Donskoy Director, The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
7. Mel Tolkin Mel Tolkin Writer, The Last of the Secret Agents?
8. Fanya Foss Fanya Foss Writer, Why Girls Leave Home
9. David Burton David Burton Director, Fighting Caravans
10. Sam Perry Sam Perry Music Department, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Sam A. Perry, born Samuel A. Perlstein in Odessa, Russia in 1884. His education included: University of Odessa,and Royal Academy of Musical and Theatrical Arts, Vienna. He was a concert pianist who toured throughout Europe. Sam spent 12 years as general musical director and recording manager for Conorized Music Co...
11. Mikhail Rasumny Mikhail Rasumny Actor, For Whom the Bell Tolls The son of a cantor, Rasumny made his stage debut at 14 and toured Europe and South America with the Moscow Art Theatre. Rasumny settled in the U.S. in 1935 and took jobs as a bill collector and dishwasher between acting jobs. His first film appearance was in 1940's Comrade X. He spent the remainder of his career playing several ethnic roles.
12. Sam H. Stept Sam H. Stept Soundtrack, The Master
13. Lew Brown Lew Brown Soundtrack, Zelig Songwriter ("Beer Barrel Polka", "Sonny Boy", "The Thrill is Gone"), composer, author, publisher and producer, he came to the USA in 1898 and was educated at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. In 1925, he joined Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson as a songwriting team and music publishers. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "George White's Scandals" (1925...
14. L. Wolfe Gilbert L. Wolfe Gilbert Soundtrack, Reds Songwriter ("Green Eyes", "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee", "Ramona", "The Peanut Vendor"), author and publisher who came to the US in 1887 and was educated in local public schools, and then became a singer in amateur-night contests, and later a vaudeville and cafe entertainer. He toured with John L...
15. Charles Neider Charles Neider Writer, One-Eyed Jacks
16. Ilya Ilf Ilya Ilf Writer, The Twelve Chairs Ilya Ilf was born Ilya Arnoldovich Fayzilberg on October 15, 1897, in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Odesa, Ukraine). His father, named Arnold Fayzilberg, was a clerk at a bank. In 1913, he graduated from a Technical School. He worked as a clerk, a telephone technician, and had various industrial jobs in Odessa...
17. Minerva Pious Minerva Pious Actress, The Edge of Night US actress remembered as a heavily mock-accented "Mrs Nussbaum" on Fred Allen's popular radio series of the 40's.
18. Zorz Skrigin Zorz Skrigin Director, Tito - Zapisi filmskog snimatelja
19. Andy Albin Andy Albin Actor, Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
20. Jacob P. Adler Jacob P. Adler Actor, Michael Strogoff Jacob Adler, the legendary 'Great Eagle' ('adler' is the German word for eagle) of the Yiddish theater, was one of the great American stage actors, ranking with Edwin Booth, John Barrymore and Marlon Brando. Adler also is famous as the patriarch of an acting dynasty that stretched over 100 years from...
21. George Sorel George Sorel Actor, Swiss Miss
22. Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova Writer, Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova was arguably the greatest Russian woman poet. She was born Anna Andreevna Gorenko on June 23, 1889, in Bolshoi Fontan, a suburb of Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire. Her father, Andrei Antonovich Gorenko, was a Navy Engineer. Her mother, Inna Erazmovna (nee Stogova), belonged to Russian Nobility...
23. David Victor David Victor Writer, Marcus Welby, M.D.
24. Phil Spitalny Phil Spitalny Self, Phil Spitalny and His Musical Queens
25. Nicholas Brodszky Nicholas Brodszky Soundtrack, Sleepers
26. Rosa Rosanova Rosa Rosanova Actress, Blood and Sand Best remembered as Valentino's mother in "Blood and Sand," Rosanova began her career on Broadway and later played several immigrant women on the screen. In the film "Lucky Boy" (1929), George Jessell sang 'My Mother's Eyes' to her just like Al Jolson sang to Eugenie Besserer in "The Jazz Singer." With the advent of sound, her career came to an end.
27. Michael Vavitch Michael Vavitch Actor, Two Arabian Knights
28. Emil Coleman Emil Coleman Self, Emil Coleman and His Orchestra
29. Fania Marinoff Fania Marinoff Actress, The Unsuspected Isles
30. Max Terr Max Terr Music Department, The Gold Rush
31. Roman Karmen Roman Karmen Director, Grenada, Grenada, Grenada moya
32. Leonid Trauberg Leonid Trauberg Director, Yunost Maksima
33. Leonid Utyosov Leonid Utyosov Actor, Moscow Laughs Leonid Utyosov was a popular singer and band-leader in the Soviet Union who is best known for the leading role in 'Vesyolyye rebyata' (1934). He was born Lazar Iosifovich Weissbein on March 21, 1895, in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Odesa, Ukraine). His father was a small business owner and his mother was a homemaker...
34. Mischa Violin Mischa Violin Music Department, Citizen Kane
35. Monia Liter Monia Liter Soundtrack, Fire Maidens of Outer Space
36. Georges Wakhévitch Georges Wakhévitch Production Designer, Diary of a Chambermaid
37. Dave Chasen Dave Chasen Actor, Rain or Shine
38. Gregory Stone Gregory Stone Music Department, Carnegie Hall Gregory Stone was considered to be a brilliant pianist and composer, as can be seen by his many credits. Born in Odessa, Russia in 1900, he migrated to the United States around 1917 after the Russian Revolution. He lived in worked in New York, where he worked for the T. B. Harms Publishing House, creating many arrangements for Broadway shows...
39. Isaak Babel Isaak Babel Writer, Bezhin lug
40. Lev Slavin Lev Slavin Writer, Son of Mongolia
41. Michael Dalmatoff Michael Dalmatoff Actor, Utopia
42. Grigori Koltunov Grigori Koltunov Writer, Letter Never Sent
43. Edmund Morris Edmund Morris Writer, Walk on the Wild Side
44. Rita Gould Rita Gould Actress, The Big Combo
45. David Oistrakh David Oistrakh Soundtrack, Copying Beethoven
46. Ilya Trauberg Ilya Trauberg Director, China Express
47. Alexandre Kamenka Alexandre Kamenka Producer, The Lower Depths
48. Jacques Bergier Jacques Bergier Writer, L'homme radar
49. Leonid Vasian Leonid Vasian Art Director, Father's Little Dividend
50. Yevgeni Petrov Yevgeni Petrov Writer, The Twelve Chairs Yevgeni Petrov was born Evgeni Petrovich Kataev on November 30, 1902, in Odessa, Russian Empire (Now Odesa, Ukraine). His father, named Petr Kataev, was a teacher. Petrov graduated from Classical Gymnasium in 1920, and became a news correspondent for the Ukrainian Telegraph Agency. From 1921-1923 he was a criminologist and homicide inspector in Odessa...
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