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Murdoch is an Australian-American media mogul. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation,… [More] the world’s second-largest media conglomerate. In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet. His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989) and The Wall Street Journal (2007). He formed BSkyB in 1990. By 2000, his News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion. Murdoch’s mother was Jewish. [Less]
1950: Jerry Zucker
Zucker is an American film director known for his role in directing comedy spoof films, and the hit films… [More] “Ghost” and “Ruthless People” and “Rat Race.” He also wrote the “Naked Gun” comedy movie series and directed and wrote the 1980s comedy hit “Airplane!” — and he often cast his mother in movie roles until her death in 2007. [Less]
1968: Lisa Loeb
Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She launched her career in 1994 with the song, “Stay (I… [More] Missed You)”, which was included in the film Reality Bites. She was the first artist to have a number one single in the United States while not signed to a recording contract. In 2010 she founded the Lisa Loeb Eyewear Collection, which is based on her own designs. She identifies herself as Jewish. [Less]