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  • Mark Kligman fills new Mickey Katz chair at UCLA

    By Jonathan Maseng

    August 13, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    Mickey Katz is a name not well known to most young Americans, or even young American Jews, but his influence on popular culture has been significant. The father of Joel Grey and grandfather of Jennifer Grey was a man ahead of his time, a comedian and musician who eschewed...

  • VIDEO: More on Jewish genetics—we are family!

    By The Web Guy

    September 1, 2007 | 12:58 am

    From The Forward in NYC:

    One Big, Happy Family
    Litvaks and Galitzianers, Lay Down Your Arms;
    Science Finds Unity in the Jewish Gene Pool

    Histororically [sic] speaking, Jews have hardly been strangers to the art of drawing sharp distinctions among themselves. But according to a...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Mickey Katz—‘The Ballad of Duvid Crockett’

    By The Web Guy

    August 16, 2007 | 11:18 pm

    Everyone knows the legend of American pioneer ‘Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.’

    Far fewer know the exploits of ‘Duvid Crockett, King of Delancey Street.’

    You shouldn’t worry, Duvid’s life and times were immortalized in this Yinglish song by the great Mickey Katz.

  • Skirball Celebrates Europe’s Best

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A single album, inherited from his late father, led disc jockey Max Reinhardt to rediscover his Jewish musical roots. The recording was "Mish Mosh," by comedian and klezmer clarinetist Mickey Katz: "He does a version of Dean Martin's 'That's Amore' as 'That's Morris,' which my...

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