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From Irving Berlin to Molly Goldberg and Sid Caesar, numerous Jewish Americans carved out a niche using music, drama or humor on stage and screen. Berlin's success in popular music, Goldberg's weekly radio and television shows, and Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows all made tremendous inroads with American society and culture.

In sports, baseball star Hank Greenberg helped lead the Detroit Tigers to stunning victories. His quandary about whether or not to play part of the 1934 World Series during the Jewish High Holy days echoed the pressures that many Jewish Americans felt.