Jewish Stars over Hollywood

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Long ago Jewish Hollywood moguls decided that they can make more money if the viewing public sees the films as a christian. The fact is they wanted to blend in the Gentile community.

Thus a lot of Hollywood actors and actresses changed the names to sound more christian. Samuel Goldfish to Samuel Goldwyn and insisted that he was a gentile until his death, it was only known that he was Jewish when a rabbi officiated his funeral.

A lot of Jewish producers even asked numerous of their Jewish stars to change their names to christian sounding ones. There are hundreds of other Jews in Hollywood “stardom” - far too numerous to list them all here. However the following are Jews whom many think are Gentiles and follwed this road to stardom.

Adopted Christian Name . . . . . . Real Jewish Name

Joey Adams ………………………………… Joseph Abramowitz

Eddie Albert …………………………………Eddie Heimberger

Woody Allen………………………………… Allen Konigsberg

Lauren Bacall ………………………………. Betty Joan Perske

Jack Benny …………………………………. Benny Kubelsky

Milton Berle ………………………………… Milton Berlinger

Ernest Borgnine ……………………………..Effron Borgnine

George Burns ………………………………. Nathan Birnbaum

Joan Blondell……………………………….. Rosebud Blustein

Joyce Brothers ……………………………..Joyce Bauer

Mel Brooks …………………………………. Melvin Kaminsky

Joey Bishop ………………………………… Joey Gottlieb

Charles Bronson ……………………………. Charles Buchinsky

Rona Barrett …………………………………Rona Burnstein

Cyd Chrisse ………………………………….Tula Finklea

Tony Curtis (daughter is Jamie Lee Curtis)….Bernhard Schwartz

Joan Crawford ……………………………… Lucille Le Sueur

Dyan Cannon ……………………………….. Samile Diane Friesen

Kirk Douglas (son is Michael Douglas) ……….Issur Danilovich Demsky

Bob Dylan ……………………………………Robert Zimmerman

Rodney Dangerfield …………………………Jacob Cohen

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ……………………… Douglas Ullman

Joel Grey (father of Jennifer Grey)…………Joel Katz

Zsa Zsa Gabor ……………………………….Sara Gabor

John Garfield ……………………………… Julius Garfinkle

Judy Garland ………………………………. Frances Gumm

Paulette Goddard ………………………….. Pauline Levee

Eydie Gorme……………………………….. Edith Gormezano

Elliott Gould ………………………………..Elliott Goldstein

Cary Grant ………………………………… Larry Leach

Lorne Green ………………………………..Chaim Leibowiz

Judy Holliday ……………………………… Judith Tuvim

Leslie Howard ……………………………… Leslie Stainer

Buddy Hackett …………………………….. Leonard Hacker

Jill St. John ……………………………….. Jill Oppenheim

Danny Kaye………………………………… David Kaminsky

Alan King ………………………………….. Irwin Kniberg

Larry King…………………………………..Larry Zeiger

Tina Louise………………………………….Tina Blacker

Ann Landers (Abigail Van Buren is her sister) ………..Esther Friedman

Dorothy Lamour …………………………… Dorothy Kaumeyer

Miehael Landon …………………………… Mike Orowitz

Steve Lawrence …………………………… Sidney Leibowitz

Hal Linden…………………………………. Hal Lipshitz

Jerry Lewis ……………………………….. Joseph Levitch

Karl Maiden ……………………………….. Maiden Sekulovitch

Paul Muni …………………………………. Muni Weisenfreund

Ethel Merman …………………………….. Ethel Zimmerman

Jan Murray ………………………………… Murray Janofsky

Walter Matthau ……………………………. Walter Matasschanskayasky

Lilly Palmer ……………………………….. Maria Peiser

Jan Peerce………………………………… Jacob Pincus Perelmuth

Roberta Peters…………………………….. Roberta Peterman

Eleanor Parker…………………………….. Ellen Friedlob

Joan Rivers ……………………………….. Joan Molinsky

Tony Randall ………………………………. Leonard Rosenberg

Edward G. Robinson ……………………….. Emmanuel Goldberg

Dinah Shore …………………………………Francis Rose Shore

Shelly Winters …………………………….. Shirley Schrift

Gene Wilder……………………………….. Eugene Silverstein

Winona Ryder………………………………. Laura Horowitz

More Hollywood Actors and Actresses that are proud of their Jewish roots.

Ed Asner, Bea Arthur, Gene Barry, Richard Benjamin, Kevin Costner, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Dreyfus, Ted Danson, Peter Falk (Columbo),Eddie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Betty Grable, Sharon Gless,Jennifer Grey, David Duchowny, Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman, Mandy Patinkin Steven Segall, Dustin Hoffman, Monty Hall, Amy Irving, Jack Klugman, Leonard Nimoy, Ken Olin, Ron Perlman, George Segel, William Shatner, Peter Strauss, Rod Steiger, Jane Seymour, Barbara Walters, Debra Winger, and Bruce Willis.

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