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Karen, from ‘Exodus’, Dies A Second Time

Karen, from ‘Exodus’, Dies A Second Time

Associate Editor

Jill Haworth, who played Karen, the young Danish-Jewish blonde girl in ‘Exodus,’ and who later was the original Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret,’ passed away the other day.

You probably haven’t seen the trailer for ‘Exodus’ in a while.

No one who saw her in ”Exodus’ could forget her innocent beauty, or her murder by Arabs (the only unrealistic part of the movie. Why any Palestinian would kill a beautiful Jewish girl some 25 years before the first of those mean ol’ West Bank settlements, and 60 years before Avigdor Lieberman is just hard to believe for us J Streeters.)

Here’s her obit in the Times.

And here she is in ‘Cabaret’ (from back when folks bought soundtrack and Broadway original cast albums). She wore a black wig to play Sally, but you can hear "Karen" voice through the years.

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