Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Quotable: Disney as Synagogue

"Among all of you, I'm a gefilte fish out of water," said Dick Cook, referring to his non-Jewish-sounding name. The Walt Disney Studios chair joked that Disney is the synagogue he most often attends, and instead of an eight-pronged menorah, there's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves greeting him at the entrance.

The creme de la creme of Hollywood executives spent a Thursday evening honoring Cook when he was presented with the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations Award at the American Jewish Committee's "A Celebration of Imagination" dinner Oct. 18. ...

Source: Danielle Berrin. "A gefilte fish story, Art of Brain." Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. November 1, 2007.

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