I just saw Hester Street (for about the 14th time), and got to wondering whether or not Carol Kane actually speaks Yiddish, or just learned her Yiddish lines for the film.
I checked out a couple of bios of her-- she’s from Ohio, but none says what her family or language background is. I know she’s Jewish, but I don’t know whether she’s from a Yiddishkeit family.
Her Yiddish is pretty convincing in the film, and mine isn’t good enough to hear a slight accent, if she has one-- she’s an actress, sfter all.
Anyone know whether she really speaks Yiddish?
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