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.
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Photograph of Izzy Shopsowitz and Woody Herman posing with a very long Shopsy's salami.
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987
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