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Ochs was an American newspaper publisher. He was born to German-Jewish immigrants in… [More] Cincinnati, Ohio. His father had left Bavaria for the United States in 1846. He was a highly educated man and fluent in six languages which he gave instruction in at schools in the South. He sided with the Union during the Civil War. He was one of the founders of the Southern Associated Press and served as president. In 1896, at the age of 38, he again borrowed money to purchase The New York Times, a money-losing newspaper with a lot of competition. He formed the New York Times Co., placed the paper on a strong financial foundation, and became its majority stockholder. In 1904, he hired Carr Van Anda as his managing editor — and their objective news reporting and a well-timed price decrease (from 3¢ per issue to 1¢) led to its rescue from near oblivion. [Less]
1949: Robert ‘Rob’ Cohen
Cohen is an American producer, director, and film writer. As a director, Cohen is mainly known for… [More] his hit films “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story,” “Dragonheart,” “Daylight,” “xXx,” and “The Fast and the Furious.” As producer, he has been behind many major motion pictures, including “The Witches of Eastwick,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” and “The Running Man.” Cohen is reportedly not a practicing Jew — but he was born into a Jewish family in Cornwall, New York. [Less]
1957: Jerry Levine
Levine is an American actor and director of television and theatre. He was born New Brunswick, New Jersey… [More] and grew up in the Jewish faith. He is graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. His career started as an actor on the television series “Charles in Charge” in 1984, before moving into films as well, with his debut in 1985′s “Teen Wolf” alongside Michael J. Fox. He starred in the ensemble television drama “The Bronx Zoo,” but the series only lasted one season. Other films include “Iron Eagle” (1986), “K-9″ (1989) and Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War feature “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) starring Tom Cruise. [Less]