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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 12, 2000
Running time:89 minutes
Cast:Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Bob Feller, Alan Dershowitz, Charlie Gehringer
Director:Aviva Kempner
Producer:Aviva Kempner
Writer:Aviva Kempner
Distributor:Cowboy Booking International

Description: Portrait of the legendary Bronx-born Jewish baseball player who came close to breaking Babe Ruth's record--hitting 58 home runs in a single season--he was baseball's first Jewish star. Tall (6'4"), handsome, and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg was a secular Jew from Bronx who became "the baseball Moses," an icon for everyone from Walter Matthau to Alan Dershowitz. The film examines how Greenberg's status as a major star gave hope to American Jews who faced religious bigotry during the Depression and World War II.

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