Florence De Jong

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Florence De Jong (née Baga) (1894-1990) was a theatre and cinema organist.

De Jong was born in Holborn, London and learned piano at school.[1]

She had three sisters, all professional musicians, as was their father.[1] The youngest sister, Ena Baga, was also an organist, billed as "Queen of the Keyboard".[2]

As well as cinemas, she also played on cruise liners.[1]

She appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 7 April 1973.[1]

Olivier Award winner Martyn Jacques, of the band Tiger Lillies, was her pupil, and has dedicated a performance to her memory.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Florence De Jong". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Ena Baga". The Stage. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ Wonfor, Sam (10 August 2014). "Screening of silent film classic brings Tiger Lillies frontman to Heaton Park". The Journal. Retrieved 14 August 2014.

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