Fiorello La Guardia was a reformist who cleaned up New York politics sullied by the corruption stemming from almost continuous rule from Tammany Hall.
Normally one interesting life would suffice, but Romain Gary had several.
Legendary journalist Mike Wallace, who in April 2012 at 93, was a passionate, provocative interviewer.
There are few issues as emotionally charged and divisive among American Jews as the case of Jonathan Pollard.
Actors and sports stars, writers and gangsters, they all flocked to the short, stout Jewish woman’s house. And so did the police. This is the remarkable story of Polly Adler—a 20th century American tale of overcoming adversity through hard work…and...
The life of Sir Julius Vogel got off to a rather inauspicious start.
Leonard Nimoy says there is a 'strong strain of Judaism' in everything he does—including his famous on-screen hand gestures.
A bronze statue of Uriah P. Levy stands just steps away from Philadelphia’s Independence Mall just outside a historic synagogue where Levy first read Torah.
Sarah Bernhardt was not just an actress who became famous; fame was her profession.
As a child of the Hollywood Blacklist and a refugee from McCarthyism, Joe Dassin traveled the opposite way to typical 20th century immigration.