Jews Making News: Goldblum, Midler

Jews Making News: Goldblum, Midler


Jeff Goldblum all smiles after being nominated for acting award in Britain.
Jeff Goldblum all smiles after being nominated for acting award in Britain.

Goldblum Nominated for British Film Award

Actor Jeff Goldblum has been nominated for the 16th annual Moet British Film Awards. Winners will be announced at a gala Dec. 8. Goldblum received the nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the British film, “Le Week-end,” about a married couple’s return to the location of their honeymoon in Paris.

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Off screen, “The Fly” actor is co-starring with Laurie Metcalf in the off-Broadway production, “Domesticated.” The work written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris is a dark comedy about a political scandal and a marriage caught in its midst. Fans are also hoping to catch a glimpse of Goldblum in the upcoming blockbuster, “Jurassic World,” though no confirmation has been made.

Goldblum was born to Shirley Temeles and Harold L. Goldblum, in addition to a sister Pamela, and brothers Lee and the late Rick Goldblum. His family emigrated from Russia and Austria. Growing up, Goldblum belonged to an Orthodox synagogue and became a Bar Mitzvah.

Midler One-Woman Show Set for Los Angeles

Bette Midler’s one-woman Broadway show, “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers” is coming to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles for a 19-performance stand. The debut of “I’ll Eat You Last” marked Midler’s return to Broadway, after nearly 40 years away.

This past October, Midler hosted her annual gala to benefit the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), themed “Hulaween in The Big Easy.” Taking place at the Waldorf-Astoria, the event raised money for the non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring NYC parks, community gardens and open spaces.

Additionally, NYRP is working to plant and care for one million new trees throughout the city’s five boroughs for the project MillionTreesNYC, to be completed in 2017.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler is the daughter of Ruth Schindel and Fred Midler. She attended Radford High School in Honolulu, where she was voted both “Most Talkative” and “Most Dramatic.” She eventually moved to New York, where she began acting in theater. While there, she befriended her pianist Barry Manilow, who would later produce her debut album.


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