Brought up in a travelling show she went on to be a beauty queen winning Miss America. A wartime pin-up and actress she started to fight for women’s rights.
From ARP warden to ENSA magician, he entertained troops in WW2. He then became a TV and variety star and was the world’s oldest active magician.
Born into a wealthy New York family, her father was the famous composer Irving Berlin. She wrote the seminal biography of her father to try to correct his public image.