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Born in Brooklyn, Shulman was a Jewish-American architectural photographer. His photography spread… [More] California Mid-century modern (a term that loosely describes architectural and interior design innovations and styles of the mid-20th century) around the world. Some of his architectural photographs, such as his iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright’s or Pierre Koenig’s remarkable structures, have been published countless times. His vast library of images currently reside at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His contemporaries include Ezra Stoller and Hedrich Blessing Photographers. [Less]
1923: Saul Rogovin
Rogovin was a Jewish-American Major League Baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of 8 seasons… [More] (1949–57), with the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Phillies. Through 2010, he was 10th all-time in career wins (directly behind Larry Sherry) among Jewish major league baseball players. Interesting fact: Rogovin hit a grand slam in 1950 off Eddie Lopat of the NY Yankees — and the next grand slam by a Jewish pitcher was not hit until Jason Marquis hit one in 2008. [Less]
1930: Harold Pinter
Pinter was a Nobel Prize-winning Jewish-English modern playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor.… [More] His writing career spanned more than 50 years and he became an influential dramatist. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others’ works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). [Less]