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Joseph Schmidt

Tenor and actor Joseph Schmidt was born in March 1904 in the Austro-Hungarian village of Davideny, which became part of Romania after WW1 and is now in Ukraine.   His mother encouraged him into a career in music despite objections … Continue reading

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Ilse Bois

Surprisingly little is known about the life of the comedian and actress Ilse Bois, possibly due to being overshadowed by the stellar career of her younger brother Curt Bois. She was born in Berlin around 1900, and from an early … Continue reading

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