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Abrahams, Doris Caroline [pseud. Caryl Brahms] (1901–1982), writer and songwriter, was born at 28 Morland Road, Croydon, Surrey, on 8 December 1901, the only child of Henry Clarence Abrahams, a wholesale jeweller, and his wife, Pearl, one of the twenty-one children of ...

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Bart [formerly Begleiter], Lionel (1930–1999), song-writer and composer of musicals, was born on 1 August 1930 at 24 Underwood Road in the East End of London to a Jewish family, the youngest of the eleven children of Morris Begleiter, a master tailor, and his wife, ...

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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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Rubens, Paul Alfred (1875–1917), musical comedy writer and songwriter, was born at 11 Dawson Place, Kensington, London, on 29 April 1875, the eldest son of Victor Rubens, a wealthy Berlin-born Jewish stockbroker, and his wife, Jenny, née Wallach. He was educated at ...

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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)...

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Henry Russell (1812?–1900) by Claude Jacquand, 1841 private collection; photograph 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, ...

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