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  • Neil Diamond

    Born on January 24, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York

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The Jazz Singer (1980)

Neil Diamond as "Yussel Rabinovitch"

Jess Robin (Neil Diamond) dreams of a career in popular music, but his father, Cantor Rabinovitch (Laurence Olivier), forbids it, insisting Jess live as a traditional Jew and inherit his position at the synagogue. With the help of friend and professional musician Bubba (Franklin Ajaye), Jess gets a chance to go to Los Angeles and have famous singer Keith Lennox (Paul Nicholas) record one of his songs. Defying both his father and his wife, Jess leaves New York to pursue his dreams.

Golden Globe (1980) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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Pete Stanton on Aug 1st 2010, 3:37AM

Aug 1st 2010, 3:37AM

SXSW Review: Reel Injun

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Peter Martin on Mar 14th 2010, 3:03PM

Mar 14th 2010, 3:03PM

'Reel Injun' the Real Deal

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Chris Jancelewicz on Feb 18th 2010, 6:57PM

Feb 18th 2010, 6:57PM

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