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Meyer was a Jewish-American financier, public official, and newspaper publisher. He was the… [More] publisher of the Washington Post newspaper (he was the father of publisher Katharine Graham). He also served as the fifth Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1930 to 1933 and as the first President of the World Bank Group. On his dad’s side, he descended from a distinguished rabbinical family in Strasbourg. [Less]
1936: Michael Landon
Landon, whose father was Jewish, was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his… [More] roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–1989). Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times — second only to Lucille Ball (TV Guide, July 6, 1991). [Less]
1963: Rob Schneider
Born in San Francisco, Schneider is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director who… [More] starred in the comedy and feature films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, and Grown Ups. He is also a stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live (from 1990 to 1994 at SNL, he played such roles as “Tiny Elvis” and “Orgasm Guy”). His father is Jewish. [Less]