Facebook prank tricks thousands into thinking actors are Israeli couple from the '50s


A doctored picture of Hollywood actors Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson from "Back to the Future," which a Facebook pranker claimed was of an unidentified couple from 1950s Tel Aviv.

(JTA) - Last week, thousands of Jews in Israel and beyond responded to a plea for help in identifying a couple pictured in a yellowing photograph from 1955.

"Everyone, I need help. I found this picture on a Tel Aviv street," Ariel Plavnik, a 43-year-old tourism salesperson from Kfar Saba, Israel, wrote in Hebrew and Spanish in a Facebook post with the photograph. "I want to return this old, beautiful photograph. If you share it, maybe we can find the owners! Thanks to all."

More than 7,000 people shared the photograph, a portrait whose many blemishes do little to dim the radiant smile and b...

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