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Abrahams was a Jewish-American film and television producer. He produced the films “Doctor… [More] Dolittle,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Goodbye,” “Mr. Chips,” and “Beneath the Planet of the Apes.” He co-wrote the latter work, and he later worked as producer-in-residence for the Center for Advanced Film and Television at the AFI, serving from 1989 to 1994. As a producer at Music Corporation of America in the 1950s, Abrahams was an executive producer on early TV shows including “Suspicion,” “Kraft Suspense Theatre” and “G.E. Theatre,” hosted by Ronald Reagan. [Less]
1931: Leonard Nimoy, aka ‘Spock’
Nimoy is a Jewish-American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. Nimoy’s most… [More] famous role is that of Spock in the original “Star Trek” series (1966–1969), and in multiple film, television, and video-game sequels. He was born to Orthodox Jewish parents in Boston and also served in the US army. [Less]
1960: Jennifer Grey
Born in New York City, Grey is a Jewish-American actress best known for her roles in the 1980s films… [More] “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Dirty Dancing.”She is an alumni of the Dalton School, a private school in Manhattan where she studied dance and acting. She was previously romantically linked to actors Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp and political-media personality George Stephanopoulos. [Less]