Author, Las Vegas Born and Raised: A Young Woman Embraces Life’s Adventures
This week, Ira spoke with Roberta “Bobbie” Kane, author of Las Vegas Born and Raised: A Young Woman Embraces Life’s Adventures. In this autobiographical episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Bobbie talks about growing up as the the first known native Jewish child in Las Vegas; living in what was then a small town where everyone knew everyone else; mingling with mobsters and entertainers; working in the early days of the Stardust; traveling the world; living and working in Hawaii and meeting, among others, the stars of the original Hawaii Five-O; helping Jack Benny practice his violin; and eventually coming back home to Las Vegas.
Bobbie and her family share a place in Las Vegas’ history. Her parents, Sallie and Mike Gordon, are among the founders of the first Jewish congregation in Las Vegas. Kane’s grandfather, AJ Schur, served as the first president of Temple Beth Sholom, the city’s first synagogue, and as one of the first lawyers in Las Vegas.
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