Originally Posted by baybee
That website has lots of good links in one place. Thanks for posting it.
My fave celeb (intact) is Alan Alda who says he's proud to be intact and proud to be a Jewish man. He was Hawkeye in "MASH'" for those who are celebrity challenged.
In my attempt to find an Alan Alda/circumcision quote I came across this:"Alda's Ancestors: In a rambling who-is-who-isn't roundup of Jews in Hollywood in the October 23-29 issue of the Los Angeles Jewish Times, Philip Berk says that Gwyneth Paltrow had a bat mitzvah, Daniel Day-Lewis "comes from a distinguished Anglo-Jewish family, but prefers to be labeled Irish" and Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg's second wife and a convert, is more knowledgeable about Judaism than Mr. Spielberg's first wife, Amy Irving, who was born Jewish.
Perhaps the strangest claim made, however, is that of "M*A*S*H" star Alan Alda, who is married to a Jewish woman. Mr. Alda tells Mr. Berk, "Although I was brought up Catholic, I'm not a Catholic. My father, who was Italian, spoke a little Yiddish because he started in the Catskills. Most of our family friends were Jewish. I've always felt close to that culture. Also my grandfather told me - and I was glad to hear this - that our family came to Italy from Spain about 500 years ago, which would have meant they left around 1492, when the Jews all left because of the Inquisition." Mr. Alda goes on to say that his family then carried the name of the region where they lived, and "if you're named after a region or a town, it usually means you're Jewish because they would take on the name of where they lived. So chances are 500 years ago, my family was Jewish."http://www.forward.com/issues/1998/9...eatherman.html
BTW, His birth name is Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
(according to IMDB). I'm guessing the reason his family had Jewish friends because of the Catskills is because his father was an entertainer there and many of the other entertainers as well as guests at the places they were at were Jewish (think of the movie Dirty Dancing which was based on a true story-From IMDB:"It all took place in the Catskills in the sixties where many Jewish families vacationed in the area during their summer vacations.")
Sorry, I'm an IMDB addict. Well... maybe not as much as an MDC CAC addict~