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Eisenstein was was a pioneering Russian (Soviet), Jewish film director and film theorist, often… [More] considered to be the “father of Montage.” He is noted, in particular, for his silent films Strike (1924), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1927), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). [Less]
1918: Gertrude B. Elion
Elion was a leading Jewish-American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in… [More] Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as with George H. Hitchings, Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of the AIDS drug AZT. [Less]
1924: Frank Lautenberg
Lautenberg was the senior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party before… [More] his death in 2013. He served with the junior Senator from NJ, Robert Menendez. He first served in the United States Senate from 1982 to 2001; after a brief retirement, he was re-elected to the Senate and then served since 2003. At age 89, Lautenberg was the oldest senator at the time of his death. He was Jewish. [Less]