Berry Sakharof
Berry Sakharof (Hebrew: ברי סחרוף‎; born July 7, 1957) is an Israeli rock guitarist, songwriter and singer. Sakharof is one of Israel's most popular and critically acclaimed rock musicians. ...
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Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas (born 25 January 1955) is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic.
Assayas's father was French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas alias Jacques Rémy (1911–1981) who...
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Maír José Benardete
Maír José Benardete (born 1895 in Dardanelles, Turkey--died 1989 in the United States) was a scholar of Sephardic studies and was a long-time Professor of Spanish and Sephardic Studies at Brooklyn Col...
Morris Schinasi
Morris Schinasi (Turkish: Moris Şinasi; 1855 – September 10, 1928) was a wealthy American businessman in the tobacco industry and philanthropist of Ottoman origins.He was born 1855 in Manisa, Otto...
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Jacob L. Moreno
Jacob Levy Moreno (born Iacob Levy, May 18, 1889 – May 14, 1974) was an Austrian-American leading psychiatrist and psychosociologist, thinker and educator, the founder of psychodrama, and the foremost...
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Janet Akyüz Mattei
Janet Akyüz Mattei (January 2, 1943 – March 22, 2004) was a Turkish-American astronomer who was the director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) from 1973 to 2004.Matt...
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Joe Bonomo (strongman)
Joseph "Joe" Bonomo (December 25, 1901 in Coney Island, New York – March 28, 1978 in Los Angeles), was a famous American weight lifter, strongman, film stunt performer and actor.
Bonomo was ...
Isaac Guillory
Isaac Guillory (February 27, 1947 – December 31, 2000) was an American folk guitarist. He wrote over 70 songs during a career that spanned 30 years.
Guillory was born at the Guantanamo Bay Naval B...
The Gaslamp Killer
William Benjamin Bensussen, better known by his stage name The Gaslamp Killer, is an alternative hip hop producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California. He is currently signed with Brainfeeder, a re...
Eydie Gormé
Eydie Gormé (also spelled Gorme; August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013) was an American singer who performed solo as well as with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in popular ballads and swing. She earned nume...
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Yasmin Levy
Yasmin Levy (Hebrew: יסמין לוי‎; born December 23, 1975 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli singer-songwriter of Judeo-Spanish music.
Levy is of Sephardic descent from the city of Izmir, Turkey....
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Nathan Salmon
Nathan U. Salmon (né Nathan Salmon Ucuzoglu in 1951) is an American writer and philosopher in the Analytic tradition, specializing in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of logic.
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Bea Benaderet
Beatrice “Bea” Benaderet (April 4, 1906 – October 13, 1968) was an American actress born in New York City and reared in San Francisco, California. Her major breaks in radio came on The Jack Benny Prog...
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Tchéky Karyo
Tchéky Karyo ([tʃeki kɑʁˈjo]; born Baruh Djaki Karyo; 4 October 1953) is a Turkish-born French actor and musician. Beginning his career as an actor on stage in classical and contemporary works, he beg...
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Lainie Kazan
Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer.
Kazan was born Lanie Levine in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of a Russian Ashkenazi Jewish father who worked as a bookie...
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Meshulam Riklis
Meshulam Riklis (born December 2, 1923) is an Israeli businessman.
Born in Istanbul, Riklis grew up in Tel Aviv before coming to the United States in 1947 with his first wife, Judith Stern, with w...
Shlomi Shabat
Shlomi Shabat (Hebrew: שלומי שבת‎; born August 30, 1954) is an Israeli vocalist who sings in the Mizrahi style.
Shlomi Shabat was born in Yehud to a Sephardic family that immigrated fro...
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Albert Jean Amateau
Albert Jean Amateau (April 20, 1889 – February 9, 1996) was a Turkish rabbi, businessman, lawyer and social activist.
Born a Sephardic Jew in Milas, Turkey, Amateau attended the American In...
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Adi Ashkenazi
Adi Ashkenazi (Hebrew: עדי אשכנזי‎; born 23 March 1975) is an Israeli actress, comedian and television host.
Ashkenazi grew up in Herzliya. Her family immigrated to Israel from Turkey. S...
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Lior Ashkenazi
Lior Ashkenazi (born in 1969 in Ramat Gan) is an Israeli screen and stage actor.
Ashkenazi was born to Sephardi Jewish immigrants from Turkey who moved to Israel in 1964. He grew up in the Neveh Y...
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Mirra Alfassa
Mirra Alfassa (21 February 1878 – 17 November 1973), known to her followers as The Mother, was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. Her full name at birth was Blanche Rachel Mirra Alfassa.Sh...
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Yakov Leib HaKohain
Yakov Leib HaKohain (born Lawrence G. Corey, November 13, 1934) is a kabbalist, religious philosopher, poet and founder of Donmeh West, a "Virtual Community for the Study and Practice of Neo-Sabbatia...
Tamir Pardo
Tamir Pardo (Hebrew: תמיר פרדו‎; born 1953) is the current Director of the Mossad, taking over the role from Meir Dagan on January 1, 2011. The appointment was announced by Israeli prime Ministe...
André Aciman
André Aciman (born 2 January 1951 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a writer, currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York teaching the history of literary theory and...
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (born Ileana Ros y Adato; July 15, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 27th congressional district, and served as Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from ...
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