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Jack Shaindlin (April 14, 1909 September 22, 1978) was a Russian-American musician, composer, arranger, conductor, and music director. He was musical director for The March of Time newsreel series.
[edit]Early Life and Career

Shaindlin was born in Crimea, Russia on April 14, 1909 to Hyman and Ray (Golden). His father owned and operated a coal business and was possibly shot and killed during a robbery of his business. Shaindlin began his musical career as a pianist in silent movie halls, having relocated to the United States as a young boy (Chicago) along with his mother and brother Leo by winning a music scholarship/piano competition in Russia.
In the late 1940s he was musical director of the Carnegie Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He was cited by President Truman for his war contributions for his work on the documentary Tanks.[1

Marguerite Wendy Jenkins was born in Hong Kong to British parents. Her father was a successful lawyer, and she was educated in elite schools in England and Switzerland.
While still in her teens, she began pursuing a career as an actress. Adopting the stage name Wendy Barrie (perhaps in honour of author J.M. Barrie, who was said to have invented the name "Wendy"), she began her acting life in English theatre then in 1932 made her screen debut in the film Threads, which was based upon a play. She changed her name to Wendy Barrie in her professional life.

Barrie went on to make a number of motion pictures for London Films under the Korda brothers, Alexander and Zoltan, the best-known of which is 1933's The Private Life of Henry VIII which starred Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon, and Elsa Lanchester. Barrie portrayed Jane Seymour.
In 1934, she appeared in Freedom of the Seas and was contracted by Fox Film Corporation for a film directed by Scott Darling that was made in Britain. The following year, she moved to the United States and made her first Hollywood film for Fox opposite Spencer Tracy in the romantic comedy, It's a Small World, followed by Under Your Spell with Lawrence Tibbett. Loaned to MGM, Barrie starred opposite James Stewart in the 1936 film Speed. In 1939 she starred with Richard Greene and Basil Rathbone in the 20th Century Fox version of The Hound of the Baskervilles and with Lucille Ball in RKO's Five Came Back. During the early 1940s, Barrie made several of The Saint and The Falcon mystery films with George Sanders. She made her final motion picture in 1943.
With the dawn of television, near the end of the decade, Barrie turned to roles in that medium. During 1948 and 1949 she hosted a DuMont Television Network comedy for children featuring a cowboy puppet called The Adventures of Oky Doky. However, she is best remembered by national audiences as host of one of the first-ever television talk shows. The Wendy Barrie Show debuted in November 1948 on ABC, then ran on DuMont Television and NBC, ending its run in September 1950. She continued to appear on network television on panel shows and as a guest star in the early 1950s, and also as a spokesperson for commercial products, including a stint as the original Revlon saleswoman on The $64,000 Question during its first months on air. Her pitching of Living Lipstick saw that product being sold out across the country. Barrie continued on local TV in New York and hosted a widely syndicated radio interview show into the mid-1960s.
After more than 15 films in Britain and more than 30 in Hollywood, Wendy Barrie's contribution to the industry was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1700 Vine Street.

Barrie died in Englewood, New Jersey in 1978, aged 65, following a stroke that had left her debilitated for several years. She was buried in the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.


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