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Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

(circa 1896-1928), Actress and vocalist

Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in Australia to English parents, Golder first appeared in variety and musical comedy shows in England and in Brussels but it was in Paris where she became well known. According to The Times obituary her personality captivated even critical audiences and her eccentric dancing was as successful as her singing. Golder appeared in many revues with American dancer, Harry Pilcer, who had also been Gaby Deslys's dancing partner. In 1925 she had her greatest success with the Folies Bergères revue at the London Palladium. Golder is seen here in one of the costumes for that performance.

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Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman), by Unknown photographer - NPG x135846

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, mid 1920s
NPG x135846

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x37267

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 October 1925
NPG x37267

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x37268

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 October 1925
NPG x37268

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x37269

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 October 1925
NPG x37269

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x37270

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 October 1925
NPG x37270

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x37271

Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 October 1925
NPG x37271

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Alan Black

17 April 2020, 17:17

Jenny Golder's real name was Rosie Sloman. She was born in the town of Kyneton north west of Melbourne, Australia. Golder was her mother's maiden name and her father's original surname was Solomon. The family was in Great Britain by 1897. It is not true that she lived in Paris as a child. The family home was in Highbury, North London. It is true that she first achieved stardom in Paris. She began as a double act with Joseph Bowden and they married in 1914. They toured as Jenny and Joe in South Africa and elsewhere but at the end of WW1 she was a solo act in Brussels where the revue director Jacques-Charles discovered her, took her to Paris and then there was a brief period of stardom at the Casino de Paris and other smart venues. Sadly, she committed suicide on July 11th 1928.

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