What is the stage name of the man who is the father of the actor who played the journalist Jane Craig was attracted to? – 2017


What is the stage name of the man who is the father of the actor who played the journalist Jane Craig was attracted to?


Harry Einstein (May 6, 1904 – November 23, 1958), known professionally by a multitude of pseudonyms, most commonly Parkyakarkus, was an American comedian, writer, and character actor. A specialist in Greek dialect comedy, he became famous as the Greek chef Nick Parkyakarkus on the Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson radio programs, and later on a program of his own. He appeared in eleven films (as Parkyakarkas, or a close variant) from 1936 to 1945.


Harry Einstein
Born May 6, 1904
Boston, Massachusetts
Died November 23, 1958 (aged 54)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Genres Stand-Up, Dark Comedy
Spouse Thelma Leeds
(1937-1958; his death)
Children Charles Einstein
Albert Brooks
Bob Einstein
Clifford Einstein

Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival (William Hurt). It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.

Broadcast News
Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James L. Brooks
Produced by James L. Brooks
Written by James L. Brooks
William Hurt
Albert Brooks
Holly Hunter
Music by Bill Conti
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
Edited by Richard Marks
Gracie Films
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
December 16, 1987
Running time
133 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million[1]
Box office $67,331,309

The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards at the 60th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (William Hurt), Best Actress (Holly Hunter), Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks), Best Original Screenplay (James L. Brooks), Best Film Editing (Richard Marks) and Best Cinematography (Michael Ballhaus). In his review for The New York Times, Vincent Canby wrote, “As the fast-talking Aaron, Albert Brooks comes very close to stealing Broadcast News.

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987’s Broadcast News.[1] His voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), and recurring guest voices for The Simpsons, including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). Additionally, he has directed, written, and starred in several comedy films, such as Modern Romance (1981), Lost in America (1985), and Defending Your Life (1991) and is the author of 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America (2011).

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