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Samuel, Herbert Louis b. November 6, 1870 d. February 2, 1963 British Statesman. Born in Liverpool, England the youngest son of Edwin and Clara Yates Samuel, he attended Balliol College at Oxford. In 1897 he married his cousin, Beatrice Franklin, with whom he had four children. He ws elected to Parliament for the Cleveland division of Yorkshire in 1902 as a Liberal. He served as Parliamentary undersecretary to the Home Office from 1905 to 1909, and was responsible for legislation that established seperate juvenile courts and the Borstal system of...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Solomon, Simeon b. October 8, 1840 d. August 14, 1905 Visonary painter who was the only Jewish member of the Rossetti's Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Met Rossetti in 1860, then met Burne-Jones and finally fell under the influence of Swinburne, whose exotic tastes he shared and with whom he had an intense emotional relationship. Apart from his notable paintings and drawings he also wrote the prose-poem 'A Vision of Love in Sleep'. A twenty-year alcoholic decline saw him reduced to becoming a pavement-artist, and led to his eventual death in a work-...[Read More] (Bio by: David Conway) Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Vogel, Sir. Julius b. February 24, 1835 d. March 12, 1899 Born in London, the only practising Jew to have been Prime Minister of a country (other than Israel). Went to New Zealand in 1861, where he founded a newspaper. Entered politics, becoming the leading force and eventually Premier in a successful administration that lasted from 1869-76. Returned to London, but after failing to enter the House of Commons, returned to New Zealand in 1884 where the second phase of his career was markedly less successful. Came back to London in 1887, and lived the...[Read More] (Bio by: David Conway) Cause of death: Gout and paralysis Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Warwick, Giulia b. 1857 d. July 13, 1904 English Opera Singer. A soprano, she had a significant career in late 19th century England. Born Julia Ehrenberg (on Warwick Street, hence her professional name), she was raised with a love of music, and studied piano, making her professional debut at 12 at the Hanover Rooms. After voice training with Sainton Dolby and Maurice Garcia, she joined the Carl Rosa Opera Company in 1876, making her debut as Zerlina in Mozart's "Don Giovanni". She took the role of Arline in Balfe's "The Bohemian...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Winner, Michael b. October 30, 1935 d. January 21, 2013 Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter, Producer. He will perhaps be best remembered for the successful cult film "Death Wish" (1974) which starred Charles Bronson. Born in London to Jewish parentage, his mother was from Poland, his father originated from Russia, Michael initially studied Law at Cambridge. A fascination for movies and television soon led him to gravitate in a new direction. He acquired experience within the industry as an assistant director on TV, prior to directing the short "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England