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My great-grandfather played to Jewish stereotypes for laughs and fame. How should I feel about that? – ABC News

When I discovered that my great-grandfather was a comedian, just like me, I had to learn more. The search forced me to wrestle with my own identity.



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I was bewildered when my great-grandfather, Julian Rose, came out of the closet. But unlike other coming out stories, this one was literal. My great-grandfather literally came out of the closet. Well, out of a tube, to be more precise.
Perhaps I should explain.
A few years ago, I was rummaging around my late grandfather’s office.
He kept every single scrap of paper that had accumulated over his 80 years, which he bundled into folders and wedged into tightly packed boxes on the floor of his of…

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