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Faulkner was a great American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. His most famous work is… [More] likely “The Sound and the Fury.” Like Mark Twain, he brought the southern United States to life. He also frequently included Jewish characters in his prose, from a Jewish salesman in “Soldier’s Pay,” his first written novel published in 1926 to Barton Kohl, a Jewish pilot in “The Mansion,” published in 1959. [Less]
1903: Mark Rothko
Born Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz in the Russian empire (in present-day Latvia), Rothko was a Jewish-American… [More] painter. He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label (and even resisted classification as an “abstract painter”). He is known for his color-infused modern paintings. [Less]
1929: Barbara Walters
Walters is a Jewish-American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has… [More] hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television news magazine (20/20), co-anchored the ABC World News, and is a contributor to ABC News. [Less]