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June 22, 1990 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-06-22

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DETROIT

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Kirk Douglas

Continued from Page 20

actor writes his
autobiography, that's one
thing. Then, to step out into
the world of writing fiction is
another; it's a big jump,"
Douglas said. "However, it
was something that I've
wanted to do for a long
time."
Dance With the Devil is
about a 13-year-old boy who,
after his family is destroyed
at a concentration camp,
decides he's not going to be a
Jew.
"The theme of the torment
of being a Jew was some-
thing that fascinated me,"
Douglas said. "And I ap-
proached this at almost a
reverse angle." Born Issur
Danilovich Demsky in 1916,
Douglas grew up in an Or-
thodox Jewish family. His
parents were Russian immi-
grants. His father's life as a
rag picker and junk man
provided Douglas with an
inspiration to pen the
autobiography.
"Writing The Ragman's
Son was one way for me to
take inventory of my life. It
allowed me to set the record
straight, trying to be as hon-
est as I could be as I looked
into the mirror," Douglas
said.
For Douglas, who plans to
return to the silver screen
this year, writing a novel is
a lot like acting.
"Writing a work of fiction
such as Dance With the Devil
is really an extension of be-
ing an actor because you get
to play all the parts — men,
women and children," he

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said. "And what does an
actor like better than play-
ing all the parts?"



B'nai Writh Hosts
Golf Classic

B'nai B'rith will hold its an-
nual golf classic June 25 at
Tam O'Shanter Country
Club. This event helps to sup-
port their youth-serving
agencies.
There is a charge which in-
cludes valet parking, locker
room facilities, complimen-
tary range balls, buffet lun-
cheon, golf carts, an awards
banquet and 18 holes of golf.
For those wishing to attend
the dinner only, there is a
charge which includes the
auction and raffle.
For information call B'nai
B'rith, 552-8177.

Detroit ZOA
Plans Write-In ,

The Detroit Zionist Federa-
tion initiated a Jerusalem
Campaign to have people
send post cards to their U.S.
Senators and Representatives
to move the United States
Embassy to Jerusalem. ZOA
has contacted Jewish organi-
zations across Michigan offer-
ing to supply them with post
cards, enclosed in an envelope
printed with their return ad-
dress and mailing permit, to
mail to their members.
Organizations should call
the DZF, 353-8828; or write to
21550 West 12 Mile Road,
Southfield 48076.

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families.
In addition, Nathan
Kolender is sponsoring a golf
tournament June 30 to
benefit Mott Children's
Hospital Cancer Foundation.
The tournament will beheld
at Rush Lake Golf Course in
Pinckney. For information,
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call

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