De Mille, director (Jewish mother, raised Episcopalian)* Maya Deren, director* Stanley Donen, director, choreographer* Nora Ephron, director* Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director (Jewish father)* John Frankenheimer, director* William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director* Samuel Fuller, director* Charles Guggenheim, Oscar-winning documentary director* Todd Haynes, director (Jewish mother)* Amy Heckerling, director* Peter Hyams, director* Spike Jonze, director (Jewish father)* Philip Kaufman, director, screenwriter* Irvin Kershner, director* Harmony Korine, director, screenwriter* Stanley Kubrick, director* John Landis, director* Fritz Lang, director (Jewish mother)* Barry Levinson, Oscar-winning director* Ernst Lubitsch, director* Sidney Lumet, director* Joseph L.
Mankiewicz, Oscar-winning director* Nancy Meyers, director, screenwriter* Lewis Milestone, Oscar-winning director* Mike Nichols, Oscar-winning director* Frank Oz, director (Jewish father)* Roman Polanski, Oscar-winning director (Jewish father)* Sydney Pollack, Oscar-winning director, actor, producer* Otto Preminger, director* Harold Ramis, director* Brett Ratner, director* Rob Reiner, director* Martin Ritt, director* Jay Roach, director* Jerome Robbins, Oscar-winning director, choreographer* Herbert Ross, director* Robert Rossen, director, screenwriter* David O.
Starr, salsa singer (Jewish father)* Barbra Streisand, singer, actress, director* Princess Superstar, rapper* Tiny Tim, singer (Jewish mother)* Sophie Tucker, singer, entertainer* Scott Walker, singer/songwriter (unconfirmed)* Jackie Wilson, soul singer (convert)* Steve Wynn, singer/songwriter* Warren Zevon, singer/songwriter Band musicians Arranged by band name:* 3rd Bass - MC Serch* Aerosmith - Joey Kramer* The Angry Samoans - Todd Homer, Gregg Turner, Bill Vockeroth* Anthrax - Scott Ian, Dan Lilker* Asleep at the Wheel - Ray Benson, Lucky Oceans* Backstreet Boys - Nick Carter (unconfirmed Jewish father)* Bad Religion - Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Greg Hetson* The Bangles - Susanna Hoffs* The Beach Boys - David Marks (half Jewish)* Beastie Boys - Michael Diamond, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz (Horovitz half Jewish)* The Black Crowes - Chris & Rich Robinson (both half Jewish)* Blondie - Chris Stein (half Jewish)* Blood, Sweat & Tears - Al Kooper, Fred Lipsius, Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby* Blue Fringe - the whole band* Blue ï¿½yster Cult - Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser* Bon Jovi - David Bryan* The Calling - Alex Band, Aaron Kamin* Cannibal Corpse - Paul Mazurkiewicz* The Cars - Elliot Easton* The Circle Jerks - Keith Clark, Greg Hetson, Lu cky Lehrer, Keith Morris (half-Jewish), Zander Schloss* Counting Crows - Adam Duritz* Country Joe and the Fish - Joe Mc Donald, Barry Melton (both half Jewish)* The Dictators - Andy Shernoff, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ross Friedman, Scott Kempner* Death - Chuck Schuldiner* Disturbed - David Draiman* Dixie Dregs - Rod Morgenstein* The Doors - Robbie Krieger* Dream Syndicate - Steve Wynn* Dream Theater - Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess* The E Street Band - Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan* Elastica - Abby Travis* Fates Warning - Mark Zonder* Foo Fighters - Pat Smear (Jewish father)* Fountains of Wayne - Adam Schlesinger* The Fugs - Tuli Kupferberg* Grateful Dead - Mickey Hart* Guns N' Roses - Steven Adler, Slash (a.k.a.
Saul Hudson) (half-Jewish)* Guster - Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner, Brian Rosenworcel* Heartbreakers - Richard Hell* The Hooters - Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian* Incubus - Mike Einziger* J.
Simon & Max Schuster, founders of Simon and Schuster* Roger W.
Fisher, economist, Clark Medal (1973)* Robert Fogel, new economic history, Nobel Prize (1993)* Milton Friedman, monetarist economist, Clark Medal (1951), Nobel Prize (1976)* Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve* Zvi Griliches, econometrist, Clark Medal (1965)* Sanford J.
Toklas, literary figure* Lionel Trilling, literary critic* Scott Turow, mystery writer* Harry Turtledove, science fiction writer* Leon Uris, novelist* Chris Van Allsburg, children's writer (converted)* Irving Wallace, novelist* Nathanael West, writer* Elie Wiesel, writer & Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize (1986)* Herman Wouk, author* Elizabeth Wurtzel, author Poets* Charles Bernstein, poet* Joseph Brodsky, poet, Nobel Prize (1987)* Allen Ginsberg, beat poet* Louise Glï¿½ck, poet* Jorie Graham, poet* Marilyn Hacker, poet* Anthony Hecht, poet* Richard Howard, poet, translator* Chester Kallman, poet, librettist* Bob Kaufman, beat poet (half Jewish)* Kenneth Koch, poet* Maxine Kumin, poet* Stanley Kunitz, poet* Emma Lazarus, poet* Philip Levine, poet* Howard Nemerov, poet* George Oppen, Objectivist poet* Alicia Ostriker, poet* Carl Rakosi, Objectivist poet* Charles Reznikoff, Objectivist poet* Adrienne Rich, poet* Jerome Rothenberg, poet* Muriel Rukeyser, poet* Delmore Schwartz, poet* Karl Shapiro, poet* Louis Simpson, poet* Gerald Stern, poet* Mark Strand, poet* Louis Zukofsky, Objectivist poet Playwrights* Eve Ensler, playwright (half Jewish)* Herb Gardner, playwright & cartoonist* James Goldman, playwright & screenwriter* Moss Hart, playwright & librettist* Lillian Hellman, playwright* George S.