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Born in Tel Aviv, Aloni is an Israeli politician. She founded the Ratz party, was leader of the Meretz… [More] party, and served as Minister of Education from 1992 to 1993. As a girl, she was a member of the Hashomer Hatzair socialist Zionist youth movement and the Palmach. During the 1948 Israeli War of Independence she was involved in military struggles for the Old City of Jerusalem and was famously captured by Jordanian forces. [Less]
1949: Garry Shandling
Shandling is a Jewish-American comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in It’s… [More] Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show. During his three-decade career, Shandling has been nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and many other awards and nominations. [Less]
1954: Joel David Coen of the Coen brothers
Joel and Ethan Coen are famous Jewish-American filmmakers. Their famous films include Blood Simple,… [More] Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit. They write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. [Less]