Who Entertains Us?
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

FAMOUS JEWS - Compiled from various lists from books and Internet web sites, the following gives us a better understanding of THE PEOPLE WHO ENTERTAIN US!  Some names may be questionable, but even Jewish web sites boasted of some of these entertainers being of Jewish descent (as they called it). No doubt, there are countless others who should be included in the list below.
 
ENTERTAINMENT      
 
Don Adams - agent Maxwell Smart on "Get Smart"
Eddie Albert (Edward Albert Heimberger)* - "Green Acres"
Alan Alda (Alphonso D'Abruzzo)* ? - MASH
Woody Allen (Allen Konigsberg)
Jason Alexander (Jay Scott Greenspan)
June Allison (Ella Geisman)
Bronco Billy Anderson - silent film cowboy star
Beatrice Arther (Gladys Georgianna Green)- "Golden Girls", "Maude"
Ed Asner - Mr.  Grant on "Mary Tyler Moore"
Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz)*
 
Lauren Bacall (Betty Joan Perske)
Roseanne Barr - Comedian
Gene Barry - played  TV's Bat Masterson
Pat Benatar - singer
Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky)
Robbie Benson (Robert Segal)*
Milton Berle (Milton Berlinger)
Joey Bishop (Joseph Gottlieb)*
Dan Blocker - Hoss on "Bonanza"
Victor Borge (Borge Rosenbaum)*
Fannie Brice - Comedian
Matthew Broderick (Jewish Mother)
Charles Bronson (Charles Buchinski)*
Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) - writer and producer
George Burns (Nathan Bimbaum)
Red Aaron Buttons - comic
 
Sid Caesar
Kitty Carlisle -  panelist on "What's My Line"
Mama Cass (Liz Cohen) - singer on Mama's and the Papa's
Lacey Chabert - "Party of Five"
Charlie Chapman
Chevy Chase
Robert Clary - "Hogan's Heroes"
David Copperfield - magician
Billy Crystal
Jamie Lee Curtis (Jewish Father)
Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz)
 
Arlene Dahl
Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen)
Ann B. Davis - Alice in "The Brady Bunch"
Doris Day (Doris von Kappelhoff)
Neil Diamond
Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch / Isadore Demsky)
Michael Douglas
Richard Dreyfuss
David Duchovney - "X Files"
Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)
 
Dave Ehrman
Michael Eisner - Disney host
Kathy Lee (Epstein) Gifford - talk show host
Linda (Epstein) Eastman - wife of Paul McCarty of the Beatles
 
Peter Faulk - "Columbo"
Marty Feldman - Comedian
Sally Field
W.C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield)?
Eddie Fisher - singer (one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands)
Michael Fishman - "Roseanne"
Harrison Ford (Jewish mother)
John Forsythe (Freund)
Allen Funt - Host on TV's "Candid Camara"
 
James Garner (James Baumgarner)*
Estelle Getty - "Golden Girls"
Melissa Gilbert - "Little House on the Prairie"
Sara Gilbert - "Roseanne"
Jack Gilford - Comedian
Jeff Goldman
Jospeh Gordon (Levitt) - "3rd Rock From the Sun"
Leslie Gore - singer
Elliott Gould - MASH
Robert Goulet (Applebaum)  - singer
Lee Grant (Lyova Rosenthal)
Joel Gray (Joe Katz)*
Jenna Leigh Green - Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Lorne Green - "Bonanza"
 
Buddy Hackett
Monty Hall
Danielle Harris
Goldie Hawn (1/2 Jew)* (Goldie Jean Studledgehawn)
Florence Henderson - "The Brady Bunch"
Audrey Hepburn
Pee Wee Herman ( Paul Rubins)
Dustin Hoffman
Bob Hopkins - "Roger Rabbitt"
Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss)
Leslie Howard
Helen Hunt (Jewish Father) - "Mad About You"
 
David Janssen (David Meyer)*
Olivia Newton John - pop singer
 
Madeline Kahn - "Nixon"
Danny Kaye (David Kaminsky)*
Larry King
Jack  Klugman - Oscar on "The Odd Couple"
Harvey Korman - "The Carol Burnett Show"
 
Cheryl Ladd (Cheryl Stoppelmeyer)*
Ricki Lake - talk show host
Dorothy Lamour
Martin Landau
Michael Landon (Eugene Orowitz)
Brook Langton - Samatha on "Melrose Place"
Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lifshitz)
Steve Lawrence (Sidney Leibowitz) - singer
Clea Lewis - Audrey on "Ellen"
Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch) - Comedian
Richard Lewis - Comedian
Sheri Lewis - children's entertainer
Hal Linden (Harold Lipshitz)
Peggy Lipton - "The Mod Squad"
Peter Lore (Laszio Lowenstein)*
Tina Louise - Ginger on "Gilligan's Island"
Jon Lovitz - "Saturday Night Live"
 
Howie Mandel -  Comedian
Camryn Manheim - "The Practice"
Jason Marsden
Ross Martin (Martin Rosenblatt) - "The Wild, Wild West"
The Marx Brothers
Walter Matthau (Walter Matuschanskavasky)
Melanie Mayron - "Thirty Something"
Ethel Merman (Ethel Zimmerman)*
Liza Minelli - singer/actress
Rick Moranis
 
Judd Nelson - "Suddenly Susan"
Paul Newman
Randy Newman - composer of Toy Story music
Leonard Nimoy - Spock on "Star Trek"
 
Jerry Orbach - Briscoe on "Law and Order"
 
Bert Parks (Bert Jacobson) *- Miss America pageants
Gregory Peck
Rhea Perlman - waitress on Cheers
Bernadette Peters (Bernadette Lazzaro)*
Suzanne Pleshette - "Bob Newhart Show"; Disney Movies
Tracy Pollan - actress and wife of Michael J. Fox
Stephanie Powers (Stefania Federkiewcz) - "Hart to Hart"
Elvis Presley (Jewish maternal grandparent)
 
Alan Rachines - "L.A. Law"
Gilda Rader - "Saturday Night Live"
Tony Randall (Leonard Rosenberg) - "The Odd Couple"
Robert Redford -(describes himself as half Jewish)
Paul Reiser - "Mad About You"
Adam Rich - "Eight Is Enough"
Michael Richards - "Seinfeld"
Patricia Richardson - Home Improvement
Alan Richman - "Sense & Sensibility", "Die Hard", Robin Hood Prince of Thieves"
Don Rickles - Comedian
Joan Rivers (Joan Sandra Molinsky)
Edward G. Robinson (Emmanuel Goldenberg)
Mr. Rogers - childen's entertainer "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood"
Alan Rosenberg - "L. A. Law"
Marion Ross - mother on "Happy Days"
 
Bob Sagot - "America's Funniest Home Videos"
Soupy Sales - Comedian
Adam Sandler - wrote "The Hanukah Song", starred in "Happy Gilmore"
Sherwood Schwartz - creator of "Gilligan's Island"
David Schwimmer - plays Ross on "Friends"
Steven Seagal - "Under Seige"
George Segal
Katey Segal - "Married With Children"
Jerry Seinfeld - Comedian
Jane Seymour (Jewish father)
William Shatner - Capt. Kirk on "Star Trek"
Wallace Shaun - "The Princess Bride"
Dinah Shore (Father a Rabbi)
Elizabeth Shue - "Karate Kid", "Back to the Future"
Beverly Sills (Belle Silverman)*
Michael Buckmann Silver - D.A. on NYPD Blue
Phil Silvers (Philip Silversmith)*
Alicia Silverstone
Richard Simmons
Paul Simon - singer
Gene Siskel - film critic
Brett Sommers - "The Match Game"
Steven Spielberg -
Jerry Springer
Susan St. James
Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) - drummer for The Beatles
Barbra Streisand
 
Danny Thomas (Muzyad Yakhoob changed to Amos Jacobs)*
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Jonathan Weiss) - "Home Improvement", Huckleberry Finn
The Three Stooges -
Curly (Jerome Lester Horwitz)
Moe ( Moses Horwitz)
Larry (Louis Feinberg)
Mel Tillis - County & Western singer
Heim Topol - "Fiddler on the Roof"
Michael Tucker - "L..A. Law"
 
Alana Ubach - "Brady Bunch Movie"
 
Jean Claude Van Damme (Jewish Mother)
 
Michael T. Weiss - "The Pretender"
Shaun Weiss - child actor on "Heavyweights", "Mighty Ducks"
Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman)
Robin Williams (said he was "Jewish" on Oprah)
Henry Winkler - The Fonz on "Happy Days"
Mara Wilson - Miracle on 34th Street, Mrs. Doubtfire
Shelly Winters (Shirley Schrift)?
Scott Wolf - Party of Five
 
Kim  Zimmer - "The Guiding Light" soap opera
 
NEWS MEDIA
 
Howard Cosell (Howard Cohen)
 
Ted Koppel - "Night Line"
 
Ann Landers
Matt Lauer - NBC Today Show
 
Geraldo Rivera
 
Jessica Savitch
Dr. Laura Schlessinger - radio therapist
Howard Stearn
John Stossel
 
Abigail Van  Buren - "Dear Abbey"
Barbara Walters - 20/20
 
COMPOSERS:
 
Irving Berlin - White Christmas, God Bless America
Leonard Berstein - West Side Story
Jerry Brock - Fiddler on the Roof
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Hammerstein
Richard Rogers - (Rogers and Hammerstein) composer of several musicals
 
WRESTLERS:
 
Barry Horowitz
Bill Goldberg
Scott Levy (Raven)
Dean Malenko
 
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