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Issy Bonn


b. Benjamin Levine, 21 Apr 1893, London, Britain, d. 21 Apr 1977, London, Britain. After displaying early guarantee as an entertainer Bonn was delivered off to Canada by his disapproving Jewish dad. When he came back home, he became a member of the Three Rascals, a humor/singing act, prior to going single in the first 20s. After playing the music halls having a mixture of Jewish jokes and schmaltzy tunes such as for example ‘Allow Bygones Become Bygones’, and his big Niche ‘My Yiddishe Momma’, he began broadcasting in 1935. He became popular on BBC radio programs, such as for example Music Hall and Range Bandbox along with his Finkelfeffer regular, and toured European countries with ENSA during Globe Battle II. In the past due 40s he started to create and celebrity in his personal shows like the Big Broadcasts as well as the Melody Lingers On; he also performed pantomime in addition to having several right film parts. Through the 50s he moved successfully to tv and appeared inside a edition of Music Hall in 1952. His stalwart performing design and mundane humor became out of place in the satirical 60s therefore he retired from carrying out and relocated into theatre administration. He passed away in London on his birthday in 1977.

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Full Name Issy Bonn
Died April 21, 1977, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Comedian, Singer
Music Songs You're Still the Only Girl in the World, Let Bygones Be Bygones, May I Call You Sweetheart?, I'm in Love With Two Sweethearts, A Pal Must Be A Pal Forever, Just A Little Fond Affection, There I've Said It Again, If I Had My Way, The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot, The Whole World Is Singing My Song, When You Lose The One You Love, The Bells Of Home, My-Na Shay-Na-Ty-Rya, My Mother's Lullaby, As Sure As There's A Heaven, My Yiddishe Momme, Here In My Heart, Sweetheart, We'll Never Grow Old, That Lovely Weekend, Humble People, My Heart Is Dancing With You, When The Lights Go On Again, I Went To My Mother, Till Then, A Little Boy's Prayer, Shine On, Victory Moon, Mom-E-Le, I Went To Mother, When You're Home With The One's You Love, Laughing On The Outside, Somewhere Someone, Sleep, My Baby, Sleep
Albums Great British Song Stylist, Bless You, My Yiddishe Momme, Let Bygones Be Bygones, The Best Of Issy Bonn, A Pal Forever, We Both Told a Lie, Issy Bonn Greatest Hits

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1 His image is one of many that appear on the cover for The Beatles ' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
2 Noted comedian, famous for his BBC radio shows, and in the music halls.
3 Retired from performing to become a theatrical agent.



Discoveries 1939 Mr. Emil Schwitzer



Whatever Happened to Tin Pan Alley? 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frost on Saturday 1969 TV Series Himself
It's Up to You 1957 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Music-Hall 1949-1952 TV Series Himself
I Thank You 1941 Himself

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Turns 1982 TV Series documentary

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