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        b. Jacob Gellman, 25 July 1907, New York City, New York, USA, d. 2 June 1990, New York City, New York, USA. Born and raised in a tough section of the city, GilfordGÇÖs Romanian-born mother reputedly supported her family as a bootlegger. In the 30s he worked as a comedian at vaudeville theatres and in New York clubs. Hired by Barney Josephson for his new and racially-integrated club, Caf+¬ Society, Gilford appeared on opening night, 18 December 1938, sharing the bill with boogie ... Read more

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