This Jewish movie star wishes you all a lovely and meaningful Rest in Shabbat.
Can you identify the Hollywood star?
She was born into an Orthodox family from Brooklyn. After working as a teen-age model she was featured in the Ziegfled Follies. Soon, Hollywood came calling and she was offered a series of feature roles. Her career flourished.
She appeared opposite the biggest stars of the era: Gloria Swanson, Richard Barthelmess, Helen Twelvetrees, Mabel Normand, Norma Shearer, Bing Crosby, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Nancy Carroll, Mary Astor, Caludette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Franchot Tone, Robert Montgomery, Herbert Marshall, Joan Blondell, Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, and Myrna Loy. Our actress had a lovely, contralto voice so the transition to sound was smooth for this talented actress.
Known as one of the most stylish and well-dressed women in Hollywood, our actress once repainted her living room in order to color coordinate with her outfit for a lavish Gatsbyesque party she was hosting at her Malibu beach house.
Though rich and famous, our actress never forgot her roots, and was always more than generous to Jewish charities, especially to children’s hospitals.
So beloved was our actress by her Jewish fans that at her levaya, her funeral—it was strictly Orthodox, on the Lower East Side, was a massive crowd of over 10,000 hysterical fans. Also in attendance, Hollywood royalty : Mary Pickford, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice and Jack Benny. Eddie Cantor delivered the hesped, the eulogy.
Women fainted, and scores of mourners pushed past the police guards attempting to steal flowers and wreaths as souvenirs. Several women fell into the open grave. There were scores of injuries before the police restored order.
Answer on Sunday.
Karen and I wish all our friends a lovely and meaningful Rest in Shabbat.