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Dreyfuss is a Jewish-American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater… [More] roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, What About Bob?, Poseidon, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and James and the Giant Peach. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated for the award again in 1995 for Mr. Holland’s Opus. [Less]
1958: David Remnick
Born in New Jersey, Remnick is a Jewish-American journalist, writer, and magazine editor. He won a… [More] Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book, Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker magazine since 1998. Before joining The New Yorker, Remnick was a reporter and the Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post (he is also fluent in Russian). In 2010 he published his sixth book, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. [Less]
1971: Winona Ryder
Born Winona Laura Horowitz, Ryder is a Jewish-American actress. Her first significant role came in Tim… [More] Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988) as Lydia Deetz, a goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial recognition. Having played diverse roles in many well-received films, Ryder won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination in the same category for her role in The Age of Innocence in 1993, as well as another Academy Award nomination for Little Women the following year for Best Actress. In her personal life, her relationship with Johnny Depp and a 2001 arrest for shoplifting were a constant subject of tabloid journalism. [Less]