The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Elliott Gould on Meeting Barbra Streisand
Elliott Gould, American actor, recalls his first time meeting Barbra Streisand, when she auditioned for I Can Get It for You Wholesale. He describes immediately finding her brilliant and relating to her slight shyness.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elliott Gould.
This excerpt is in English.
Elliott Gould was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1938.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"As Far As I'm Concerned, It's Here": Elliott Gould on the Place of Yiddish
1 min 54 sec
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"The Greater Part of Unorthodox is Orthodox": Elliott Gould's Personal Take on the Bar Mitzvah Tradition with His Own Grandson
1 min 24 sec
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Rusty Water Guns and Baseball Bets: Elliott Gould Remembers Growing Up on Bay Parkway in Brooklyn
3 min 43 sec
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