Jewish writers

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Fran Drescher
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    Fran Drescher

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    Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained minister, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–99), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.


  2. Adam Sandler
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    Adam Sandler

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    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), the sports comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Waterboy (1998), the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), though he has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), and Funny People (2009). In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a film and television production company that has produced numerous films and developed the 2007 television sitcom series Rules of Engagement.


  3. Lisa Kudrow
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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Lisa Valerie Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She gained worldwide recognition for her ten-season run as Phoebe Buffay on the television sitcom Friends, for which she received many accolades, including an Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.


  4. Seth Rogen
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    Seth Rogen

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    Seth Aaron Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is an Canadian actor, filmmaker and comedian. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks. Shortly after he moved to Portland, Oregon for his role, Freaks and Geeks was officially cancelled after one season due to low viewership. Rogen later got a part on the equally short-lived sitcom Undeclared, which also hired him as a staff writer.


  5. Bethenny Frankel
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    Bethenny Frankel

    50,727 views

    Bethenny Frankel (born November 3, 1970) is an American reality television personality, talk show host, author, chef, and entrepreneur. She founded Skinnygirl Cocktails, authored four self-help books and hosted the talk show, Bethenny. Frankel has appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, The Real Housewives of New York City and was the subject of the reality television series Bethenny Ever After.


  6. Leonard Cohen
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    Leonard Cohen

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  7. Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry

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    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.


  8. Simon Monjack
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    Simon Monjack

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    Simon Mark Monjack (9 March 1970 – 23 May 2010) was a British screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the husband of American actress Brittany Murphy.


  9. J.D. Salinger
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    J.D. Salinger

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    Jerome David Salinger (/ˈsælɪnər/; German January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.


  10. Benjamin Netanyahu
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    Benjamin Netanyahu

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    Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתָנְיַהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud party.


  11. Bernard-Henri Lévy
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    Bernard-Henri Lévy

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    Bernard-Henri Lévy (born 5 November 1948) is a French public intellectual, media personality, and author. Often referred to in France simply as BHL, he was one of the leaders of the "Nouveaux Philosophes" (New Philosophers) movement in 1976. In 2010, The Jerusalem Post named Lévy 45th on a list of the world's 50 most influential Jews. The Boston Globe has said that he is "perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today". He frequently writes on the subject of anti-Semitism.


  12. Kelly Hoppen
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    Kelly Hoppen

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    Kelly Elaine Hoppen MBE (born July 1959) is an English interior designer, author and proprietor of Kelly Hoppen Interiors. From 2013 to 2015, she was a "Dragon" on the BBC Two's Dragons' Den.


  13. Matt Lucas
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    Matt Lucas

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    Matthew Richard "Matt" Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain, as well as for his portrayals of the scorekeeping baby George Dawes in the comedy panel game Shooting Stars and Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Alice in Wonderland.


  14. Teller
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    Teller

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    Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller; February 14, 1948) is an American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, director and half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller usually does not speak during performances. He is an atheist, debunker, skeptic, and a fellow of the Cato Institute (a free market libertarian think tank which also lists Jillette as a fellow), an organization which featured prominently in the duo's Showtime television series Bullshit!. Teller legally changed his name from "Raymond Joseph Teller" to the mononym "Teller", and possesses a United States passport issued in that name.


  15. Abbie Hoffman
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    Abbie Hoffman

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    Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist and anarchist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").


  16. Rebecca Front
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    Rebecca Front

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    Rebecca Louise Front (born 16 May 1964) is a BAFTA award–winning English comedy actress and occasional writer best known for her performances in The Thick of It, and series of satirical comedies in the early 1990s: On The Hour, The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You…with Alan Partridge. During the early 2000s, her career continued across a range of comedy genres with prominent roles in animation Monkey Dust, Time Gentlemen Please, Nighty Night, and sketch show Big Train. She has also been seen in a number of dramatic roles, including Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent in Lewis, Mrs Bennet in Death Comes to Pemberley and Mrs Landau in The Eichmann Show.


  17. Neil Gaiman
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    Neil Gaiman

    2,244 views

    Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (/ˈɡmən/; born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.


  18. Maureen Lipman
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    Maureen Lipman

    1,899 views

    Maureen Diane Lipman, CBE (born 10 May 1946) is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedienne.


  19. Simon Amstell
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    Simon Amstell

    1,419 views

    Simon Marc Amstell (born 29 November 1979) is an English comedian, television presenter, screenwriter and actor, best known for his roles as former co-host of Popworld, former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and co-writer and star of the sitcom Grandma's House.


  20. Justine Lévy
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    Justine Lévy

    1,468 views

    Justine-Juliette Lévy (born 1974) is a French book editor and author.


  21. Daniel
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    Daniel

    713 views

    Daniel (Hebrew: , Modern  Tiberian , meaning "Justice God") is the protagonist of the Book of Daniel. According to the biblical book, at a young age Daniel was carried off to Babylon where he became famous for interpreting dreams and rose to become one of the most important figures in the court.


  22. Jonathan Safran Foer
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    Jonathan Safran Foer

    3,309 views

    Jonathan Safran Foer (born February 21, 1977) is an American writer. He is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) and Eating Animals (2009). He teaches creative writing at New York University.


  23. Harold Pinter
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    Harold Pinter

    793 views

    Harold Pinter, (/ˈpɪntər/; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1971), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.


  24. Hannah Arendt
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    Hannah Arendt

    800 views

    Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (/ˈɛərənt/ or /ˈɑːrənt/; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-born American political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world." An assimilated Jew, she escaped Europe during the Holocaust and became an American citizen. Her works deal with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor.


  25. Judy Blume
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    Judy Blume

    675 views

    Judy Blume (born Judith Sussman on February 12, 1938) is an American writer. Her novels for children and young adults have exceeded sales of 80 million and have been translated into 32 languages. In 1996, she won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her contribution to writing for teens.


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