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  • Goldwyn’s Roar

    By Tom Tugend

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Shmuel Gelbfisz was born in a Polish shtetl, the son of an unsuccessful second-hand furniture dealer. He studied in a cheder and at age 12, the penniless boy walked across Europe, took steerage to America, and "Anglicized" his name to Sam Goldfish. In 1918, he had graduated from...

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