I had never heard of this term before until non jewface Helen Mirren accepted a role to play Golda Meir! Seems like everything these days must be politically correct so if you are playing a Jewish person you must be Jewish! But does that mean you need to “look” Jewish as well? What about Midge Maisel?
I remember eating at the Bakery Restaurant in Chicago years ago. The waiter said that he could guess the nationality of the guests at our table. One of the guys asked him to guess his nationality and the waiter said you are Jewish because you have the hooked a nose. Jews love to smell the money so they have the hooked a nose. The waiter was correct and if I had to guess then the waiter was an Arab!
And that is all I’m going to say about that!