Interesting Jewish Facts

Interesting Jewish Facts

Sep 20

Lillian Friedman married Cruz Rivera. They named their baby Geraldo Miguel Rivera (Funny, it doesn’t sound Jewish.) Since, according to Jewish Law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish, Geraldo Rivera is Jewish. As Were, among others: Fiorello Laguardia, Winston Churchill and Cary Grant, as Explained below. Fiorello Laguardia’s mother’s name was Jacobson. His father was not...

Remembering Larry Hagman

Remembering Larry Hagman

Jan 02

A few weeks ago, on November 23rd of 2012, Larry Hagman died.  Unless you are of a “certain age”, or are one of the twelve people who started watching the resuscitated Dallas show on TNT, the name Larry Hagman probably means very little.  His mother, Mary Martin, even less (she was the original Peter Pan on TV in 1960).  But in the 1980s, Hagman, in his second successful TV show, was at...

Why do aspiring movie or stage stars change their names?

Why do aspiring movie or stage stars change their names?

Sep 27

People aspiring to become movie or stage stars often change their names.  They do this for many reasons.  Some change their names to make the name easier to say, or more memorable, or less ethnic.  Martin Sheen changed his name from Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez.  His children split between the Estevez name and the Sheen name, with Charlie sticking with Sheen and Emilio, Renee and Ramon...