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Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

Abrams, Harriett (c. 1758–1821), singer and composer, was, according to her niece's husband, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, the daughter of a man who came to England 'in the suite of some Hanoverian minister, in what capacity I never heard' (Trollope, 151...

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de Paul, Lynsey [real name Lynsey Monckton Rubin] (1948–2014), songwriter, singer, and pianist, was born on 11 June 1948 at Nuffield House, Southwark, London, the younger child of Herbert Paul Rubin (1912–1988), property developer, and his wife Meta, née...

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Leigh, Adele [real name Adele Patricia Freedman; married names Morgan, Pease, and Enderl] (1928–2004), singer, was born at the Mothers’ Hospital, Hackney, on 15 June 1928, the daughter of Adolph Hyam Desmond (Harry) Freedman (b. 1896/7), a draper's assistant who had served as a second lieutenant with the ...

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Adele Leigh (1928–2004) by Baron, 1955

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Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

Norsa, Hannah (d. 1784), singer and actress, was the daughter of Issachar Norsa (d. 1748?), a Jewish tavern keeper. She made her stage début as Polly in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera on 16 December 1732 in the newly opened Covent Garden Theatre...

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Amy Jade Winehouse (1983–2011) by Venetia Dearden, 2008 ©Venetia Dearden; © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Winehouse, Amy Jade (1983–2011), singer and songwriter, was born on 14 September 1983 at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, the younger child of Jewish parents, Mitchell (Mitch) Winehouse (b. 1950), an extroverted taxi driver, and his American-born wife, Janis Holly, née Seaton, a studious pharmacist's laboratory technician. Her brother, ...