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Goldin, Horace [real name Hyman Elias Goldstein] (1873–1939), illusionist and entertainer, was born on 17 December 1873 at Vilna, Russia, the son of Emmanuel Goldstein, a Jewish fruit grower. His father emigrated to join his brother in the USA about 1881, leaving his family behind until he could provide for their passage; ...


Henry Russell (1812?–1900) by Claude Jacquand, 1841 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Russell, Henry (1812?–1900), song writer and entertainer, was probably born on 24 December 1812 (Jewish Chronicle), though his age in the 1891 census was given as seventy-six. He was born at Sheerness, Kent, one of several sons of Moses Russell (1762/3–1857)...