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  • Theater: Making a Jew not a Jew

    By Tom Tugend

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Back around 1946, movie mogul Sam Goldwyn contacted Ring Lardner Jr. and asked him to write the script for the first American film on anti-Semitism. Speed was essential to beat out a planned project by a rival studio, titled "Gentleman's Agreement."

    "There's only room for one Jew...

  • Rediscovering His Jewish Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    On a cold winter day in 1974, 13-year-old Tony Goldwyn stared, shocked, as his father said Kaddish over his grandfather's grave.

    Grandfather, of course, was the famed movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, a Polish immigrant who produced such classics as "Wuthering Heights," "Stella Dallas" and...