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Tisch was a Jewish American businessman who was the chairman and, along with his brother, was part… [More] owner of the Loews Corporation (which is a diversified holding company that owns hotels, drilling rigs, insurance and more). Tisch was born in the ethnically diverse Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. In 1991, Tisch bought a half-stake in the New York Giants football team. While in college Tisch was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, a Jewish fraternity. [Less]
1931: Robert Gottlieb
Gottlieb is an American writer and editor, and a famed Jewish New Yorker. Many say he resembles a… [More] taller version of another Jewish New Yorker, Woody Allen. From 1987 to 1992 he was the editor of The New Yorker. Gottlieb discovered and edited Catch-22 by the then-unknown Joseph Heller. He served as editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster and Alfred A. Knopf, which he left in 1987 to manage The New Yorker. For many years Gottlieb was associated with New York City Ballet, serving as a member of its board of directors. Also, he published several books by people from the dance world including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Margot Fonteyn. He also works as a dance critic for the New York Observer. His book, “Lives and Letters,” received a lot of positive criticism. [Less]
1931: Frank Auerbach
Auerbach is a German-born British, Jewish painter. His parents died in concentration camps after they had… [More] sent him to Britain in 1939 under the Kindertransport scheme. Auerbach is a figurative painter. His first solo exhibition was at the Beaux Arts Gallery in London in 1956. He focuses on portraits and city scenes in and around the area of London in which he lives, Camden Town — although he is sometimes described as expressionistic. [Less]