Alum Alex Borstein Dedicates Latest Emmy to Her Grandmother, A Holocaust Survivor

Monday, September 23, 2019
Photo of Alex Borstein pointing to her right in her role on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- San Francisco State University alum Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won best supporting acting awards at the ceremony, which included early and varied messages of female empowerment after the host-less ceremony.

“I want to dedicate this to the strength of a woman, to (series creator) Amy Sherman-Palladino, to every woman on the Maisel cast and crew,” Borstein said, and to her mother and grandmother. Her grandmother survived the Holocaust because she was courageous enough to step out of a line that, Borstein intimated, would have led to her death at the hands of Nazi Germany.

“She stepped out of line. And for that, I am here and my children are here, so step out of line, ladies. Step out of line,” said Borstein, who won the award last year.