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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

TV legend Norman Lear turns 100, with a song and an Instagram

TV legend Norman Lear turns 100, with a song and an Instagram

ANDREW LAPIN , JTAPublished July 27, 2022

(JTA) – Jewish comedy titan Norman Lear turns a century old on Wednesday, and he’s still got a spring in his step. Lear took to Instagram to reminisce the day before his 100th birthday with a video, singing a lick from the classic tune “That’s...

How Jacob Cohen became Rodney Dangerfield and got himself some respect

How Jacob Cohen became Rodney Dangerfield and got himself some respect

ZACHARY SOLOMON, JTAPublished September 30, 2021

Rodney Dangerfield got no respect. When he was born, the doctor told his mother, “I did all I could, but he pulled through anyway.” Just listen to the guy: When he was a kid, too—no respect. His parents got divorced. They had a custody fight over...

Courtesy Matt Seidel

How Yale Hollander found the lighter side of a pandemic with virtual comedy

BY DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished April 28, 2021

Comedy will always be required, especially in the worst of times. As a deadly pandemic raged across the world a year ago -- taking hundreds of thousands of lives -- Yale Hollander looked for new ways to make people laugh. Take what's given and make something...

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