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December 23, 1988 - Image 85

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-23

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They are also married to a
mob of movies and plays over
the years, performing
together in such dramas as
The Diary of Anne Frank and
Waltz of the Toreadors and
films such as The Tiger
Makes Out and How to Save

a Marriage and Ruin Your
Life.
But now we are talking
about Cafe Crown, in which
Wallach and Jackson portray
the Coles, a couple modeled
after the Yiddish royals
themselves — the estimable
Adler family.
"My parents used to take
me to the Cafe Royal," says
Wallach. "That's where I saw
Maurice Schwartz, Molly
Picon, all the great actors.
They'd sit, eat, hold court.
Their fans would buzz around
them. You know, it was real-
ly royalty."
But even royalty was occa-
sionally thrown for a loss.
"Oh, the Yiddish theater au-
diences were partisan, no
doubt about it," and Wallach
chuckles at the memory.
"They used to take sides, my
actor against your actor, pit-
ching one against the other."
Wallach's father never was
one for such arguments. To
him, recalls Wallach, "any ac-
ting was good as long as the
actor was Jewish. You know,
it was one of the great sur-
prises in my father's life to
discover that George M.
Cohan wasn't a Jew."
If Yiddish theater was a
party, Cafe Royal was where
the favors were passed out.
But Jackson, who is not
Jewish, never partied with
the others. "I had never seen
a Yiddish play," she admits.
Not that she hadn't seen a
Yiddish actor. Indeed, she
heard so many anecdotes
from friends who had played
the Yiddish stage that she
feels everyone's mishpochah.
But then, Jackson has only to
turn to her husband for a
taste of the honey that is his
recollections. "From what Eli
tells me, it was larger than
life," she says.
While not as lively as it
once was, Yiddish theater is
far from dead, says the ac-
tress. "You just couldn't kill it
off."
Who'd want to try? Not Goz,
that's for sure. The amiable
actor, who played Tevye in
Broadway's Fiddler on the
Roof longer than any other
actor, feels right in his role as
playwright Toplitz.
Goz remembers "growing
up with a rich, hearty
language and a true feeling
for the works of Sholom
Aleichem. My dad used to
take me to Yiddish plays, and
what I didn't understand he'd
explain to me. I was 5, maybe

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