Producer of "The Andy Griffith Show", "Sanford and Son", "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.". Aaron is fluent in Yiddish and Carl Reiner relates that Ruben would translate Yiddish proverbs and sayings into English and work them into Andys dialogue. So, those Southern pearls of wisdom that Sheriff Andy let fall were often translated Yiddish folk wisdom sayings.
Screenwriter and television series creator. Writer of "A Few Good Men" (from his play), "The American President". Creator of "The West Wing" and "Sports Night".
Famous TV producer (Beverly Hills 90210 et.al.). Father of actor Randy Spelling and actress Tori Spelling.
Producer and writer, most famous as creator of "Kojak".
founder of Seymore Inc, producer of Seymore Butts videos
Screenwriter of the suprisingly successful teenage comedy "American Pie". Herz was 26 when he wrote the film and says he cashed out his bar mitzvah bonds to help finance the film. The screenplay was originally entitled "Untitled Sex Comedy Which Can Be Made for Under $10 Million That Studio Readers Will Most Likely Hate But I Think You Will Love."
Legendary founder of Paramount Pictures. Was born in Austria-Hungary and went from the penny arcades to founding Paramount. He stayed on as honorary chairman until his death in 1976, aged 103.
Producer and studio executive. "Braveheart", others. Correction: He is not Jewish at all. His half-brother, David Ladd, is half-Jewish.
Top comedy writer who has won five Emmys, many other awards. He was a writer for Sat. Nite Live during its best years--co-creator, w/Gilda Radner, of "Emily Litella" and Rosanne Rosannadana". Co-creator of "Its Gary Shandlings Show".
Screenwriter and playwright. "Gypsy", "The Turning Point" (with Herbert Ross); book for "West Side Story";"The Way We Were"; others.