Get the Daily Edition free by email for selected top stories from our 24/7 coverage
The email is either missing or invalid
Please enter your full name
Please select your country
We need to confirm your email address first.
To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.
Marx was the second-oldest of the Jewish-American comedic actors, the Marx Brothers. His comic style was… [More] influenced by clown and pantomime traditions, and he wore a curly reddish wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). Marx frequently used props such as a horn cane, and played the harp in most of his films. [Less]
1890: El Lissitzky
Lazar Markovich Lissitzky was a Jewish-Russia artist,designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist… [More] and architect who began his career designing Yiddish children’s books. He was a seminal figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and early propaganda works for the former Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques that went on to dominate 20th-century graphic design. [Less]
1928: Jerry Bock
Jerrold Lewis “Jerry” Bock was a Jewish-American musical theater composer. He received the… [More] Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical Fiorello! and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof with Harnick. [Less]