Friday, August 30, 2013

Profile: Paulette Goddard

Seven years!

Suggestions by Don from Arizona, Johan from Santa Monica, Aaron from Israel, and Joyce from Seattle.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Profile: Harold Robbins

A biography of Robbins is titled "The Man Who Invented Sex"...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Profile: Chrstine Granville

Suggestions by Nathaniel from Pittsburgh and Matt from San Francisco.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Profile: Fromental Halevy

Suggestion by Johan from Santa Monica and Viktor from France.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Profile: Elias Canetti

Bulgaria's ONLY Nobel laureate, and he moved out as a kid. Poor Bulgaria.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Profile: Beavis

Suggestion by Johnny from California, who writes, in the canonical book "This Book Sucks," Butt-head mentions that Beavis is still looking for his "Jewish dad."

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Profile: Serge Gainsbourg

Suggestions by Viktor from Paris, Didier from Belgium, Bryce from Colorado, Tolga from Turkey, Ben from Toronto, and Dan from Berkley.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Profile: Louisa May Alcott

This article turns out to be hogwash. Here's the ancestry of the supposed Jewish ancestor and his descendants.

The bit in the original article about "Portuguese Jewish ancestors immigrated to Sussex, England, just before 1500" seems to be dubious at best, as England had very Jews in the 1400s... not until the mid-1600s.

Thanks as always, Michael from Hartford!

Suggestion by Larry from Indianapolis.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Profile: Paul Goldschmidt

Suggestions by Brian from San Jose, Bradley from NY, Thomas from Texas, Brian from Florida, Max from Phoenix, Brian from Boston, Media from Florida, and Evan from Florida.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Profile: Paul Reuter

Kudos to Yakov for avoiding the subject of facial hair.

Suggestion by Daniel from NYC.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Profile: Ian Ziering

Suggestions by Deborah from Colorado and Elizabeth from Illinois.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Profile: Adam Brody

Suggestion by Yakov's co-worker... Thanks for the forward! No, really!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Profile: Jeffrey Loria

Yakov almost gave him a -1 K. Cooler heads prevailed.

Suggestion by Craig from Ontario.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Profile: Luigi Luzzatti

Suggestion by a blog commenter. Awesome beard.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Profile: Steven Adler

Suggestions by Evan from Allen, TX and Steven from Rhode Island.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Profile: Albert Sabin

Suggestions by Johan from Santa Monica, Miriam from Burbank, David from Long Island, Edsa from Rio de Janeiro, and Mike from St. Joseph, MN.