Issy Bonn

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Issy Bonn
Benjamin Levin[1]

(1903 -04-21)21 April 1903
London, England
Died21 April 1977(1977-04-21) (aged 74)
London, England
OccupationActor, singer, comedian

Issy Bonn (21 April 1903 – 21 April 1977)[2] was a British actor, singer and comedian, most famous for his recording of "My Yiddishe Momme".[3] He appeared in two films, I Thank You in 1941 and Discoveries in 1939, where he played Mr. Schwitzer.

Bonn was born Benjamin Levin,[3] he chose the name Benny Levine as an early stage name, and that morphed to become Issy Bonn.

Bonn played on BBC Radio music shows, and in music halls before retiring to become a theatrical agent.[3] His image appears on the cover of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.[4] He died on his 74th birthday in London, England, where he was born.[3]


  1. ^ Radio Wales - String of Pearls,; accessed 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise ed.). Virgin Books. p. 163. ISBN 1-85227-745-9.
  4. ^ "Issy Bonn". Retrieved 17 October 2019.