Issy Bonn

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Issy Bonn
Born Benjamin Levin[1]
(1903 -04-21)21 April 1903
London, UK
Died 21 April 1977(1977-04-21) (aged 74)
London, UK
Occupation Actor, singer, comedian

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

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


  1. ^ Radio Wales - String of Pearls,; accessed 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ Issy Bonn - Biography