This Day in Jewish History 1921: A Star Dancer Who Didn’t Want to Seem ‘Less Jewish’ Is Born

Nonetheless, she agreed to change her name to Pearl Lang – but of the works she choreographed for her own company, most had Jewish themes.

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May 29, 1921, is the birthdate of Pearl Lang, one of the leading American dancers, choreographers and dance teachers – her students included a young Madonna – of the 20th century. Though Lang made it big-time...