Although he didn't reconfigure his "shnozz
," he remained uncomfortable with his Jewishness through much of his early career, admittedly marrying his first wife, Irish Catholic ballet dancer Anne Byrne, in 1969, as a trophy shiksa.
A long line of society suitors is assembled, but one look at her porcine shnozz
makes them all bolt.
Pierced through the heart even after one of the most uneventful courtship scenes in memory (one that climaxes with the awkward would-be lovers rubbing their respective shnozzes
and commenting about having something up their noses), Cole ignores the friendship he's cemented with Rocha, the dictates of Alejandra's watchful aunt Alfonsa (Miriam Colon) and Alejandra's need to retain her reputation by bedding down with the sultry senorita, who seems to have never before met a man who wanted her enough to defy her father.