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December 22, 1995 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-12-22

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4 .

Double Takes

Robert Levine of West Bloomfield
And actor Rick Moranis
(shown in the film My Blue Heaven)

"It happens all the time," he says. "I get double takes from 9-year-
olds on bicycles, and people say, 'Have you ever heard you look
just like ...' I assure them, 'You're not the first to tell me.' "

Mort Plotnick
of West Bloomfield
And actor
Omar Sharif

The executive vice president of
the Jewish Community Center
hasn't been offered any star-
ring roles opposite Barbra
Streisand just -yet, but many
visitors to the Center would
swear they've seen dashing ac-
tor Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-
born star of Funny Girl.

Herschel Saks of Oak Park
And actor Al Pacino
(and a few others)

"Stage Name: Al Pacino,
Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro."
"Manager:, Herschel Saks."

Michael Strausz,
a student at MSU's James Madison College,
And actor Sylvester Stallone

"I hear a lot that I look like him — in the face, not the body," says
Michael (a student in international relations, with no aspirations of
becoming a body builder). "When I went to Japan, a lot of people told
me in their broken English that I look like Sylvester Stallone."

Mark ilechl,er of Southfield
And Tigers ownerlpizza
magnate Mike Hitch

Leon Schoichit of Farmington Hills
And actor Jim Nabors

Well gollilleeee! Leon Schoichit looks so much like
the former star of "comer Pyle USMC" that he's
even had people stop and ask for his autograph.

"People stop me all the time and say, Hello, Mr.
Ilit,ch' "
At a wedding, Mr. Hechler was speaking with
an old friend he hadn't seen in years. "His wife
was convinced I was Mike Bitch, even though
her husband assured her I wasn't. She kept say-
ing, 'My husband is putting me on,' and her
mother told me, 'Mr. flitch, you're doing a ter-
rific job.'
"My wife has a million. stories," he says. "Once
when we were grocery shopping a man stopped
her and said, `Mrs. Ditch, I didn't want to both-
er your husband, but I've been a fan of his for
His amazing resemblance hasn't fooled any-
one at Tiger Stadium, tliough. "When I go to the
ticket office there, they tell me, 'You're too tall.'"

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