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Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1979]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Albert Samuel Waxman was born on March 2, 1935. He had two children named Adam and Tobaron. A well-known Toronto actor, Al's most famous part was on the television series called the King of Kensington. He also appeared in numerous television films, feature films and as a guest on many television sitcoms. Al Waxman was also an adjunct professor of Theatre and Film at York University. He was actively involved with several different charities and community organizations including B'nai B'rith, Big Brothers, Variety Club, the Stratford Festival, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and many other professional associations.
Al Waxman received a Gemini, an ACTRA award, a Clio and an Emmy. Moreover, he was a recipient of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and was invited into the Order of Canada in 1997. He died in 2001 and a life sized cast bronze statue of Al Waxman was erected in Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of actor Al Waxman. The portrait is a black and white studio photograph.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Waxman, Al
Kensington Market
King of Kensington
B'nai B'rith
Big Brothers
Variety Club
Subjects
Celebrities
Performance and entertainment
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Izzy [Isaac] Shopsowitz was co-owner, along with his brother Sam, of Shopsy's Delicatessan. He was a member of Toronto's Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
Woody (Woodrow) Charles Herman (1931-1987) was a well-known jazz musician and big band leader. He began playing saxophone at the age of 11 and turned professional at age 15. As a young man, he played with Tom Gervin, Harry Sosnik, and Gus Arnheim. In 1934, he joined the Isham Jones Orchestra, and in 1936, when the orchestra dissolved, Woody took over the group and changed the name to Woody Herman's Orchestra. In 1943, he renamed the group to Woody Herman and his Herd, which later became First Herd.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Izzy Shopsowitz and Woody Herman posing with a very long Shopsy's salami.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Shopsy's Delicatessan
Shopsowitz, Izzy
Herman, Woody
Beth Tzedec
Subjects
Celebrities
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions

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