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Hey thereI've been watching a lot of "great" t.v lately. And I was just wondering... Susan Harris born (Susan Spivak) creator of such shows as Soap, Benson, It Takes Two, The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, Nurses, Good & Evil, The Golden Palace and The Secret Lives of Men. Just wondering do you know if she is Jewish or Not? Please reply, Love your site, thank-you... :)
Spivak is a Ukrainian last name and means "singer", but it is not terribly uncommon among Ukrainian Jews, often as a direct translation of the name Cantor. I'd say, there is a more-than-negligible chance she is Jewish.
Although there is nothing out I can find out there saying she is Jewish, she is from my (at her time very Jewish, not anymore) hometown and it was known in the neighborhood that she was Jewish (I believe very nonreligious though, which may explain the lack of info), if that helps any.
We got confirmation that she is Jewish...