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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck.

Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 films. Douglas was known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town Without Pity (1961).

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Adam Sandler Reveals Roseanne Barr Turned Down Singing Iconic ‘Chanukah Song’ on ‘SNL’ and Said: ‘He Wrote It. That’s His Song’

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Michaela Zee Adam Sandler first introduced “The Chanukah Song” in 1994 during the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live.” Although he penned the holiday tune himself, Sandler revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood that Roseanne Barr — who was hosting that week — almost performed the song on the late-night show. “They were talking about Roseanne singing it,” Sandler recalled. “And she was nice enough to say ‘no, let Adam do that, that’s his, he wrote it, that’s his song.'” During the “Weekend Update” segment with Norm Macdonald in 1994, Sandler explained that he wrote the song after noticing the lack of music about Hanukkah. “Put on your yarmulke.

Here comes Hanukkah. So much funukah. To celebrate Hanukkah,” Sandler sang. “Hanukkah is the festival of lights. Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.” Sandler then listed several celebrities who are Jewish, including David Lee Roth, James Caan, Kirk Douglas and Dinah Shore. “O.J.

Simpson, not a Jew. But guess who is? Hall of famer Rod Carew — he converted,” the comedian continued. “We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby.

Harrison Ford’s a quarter Jewish — not too shabby.” Sandler, who is considered the king of Hanukkah, said of the song’s success: “I’m happy to be a part of Hanukkah.

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