|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1893|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1968|
Jack Goldman was owner of the Clover Club on Biscayne Blvd. He was a night club owner and restaurateur for over 50 years. Jack's Clover club was for many years one of the nation's top supper clubs.
It was the first major club in the area to employ and headline Negro acts. His first Negro star was Cab Calloway, who played the Miami spot in 1948, a few months after Goldman's bandleader, Tony Lopez, had tried a noble but unsuccessful experiment in a smaller club on the Trail.
A few seasons later Goldman persuaded Lena Horne to play the South.Other stars who played at the Miami club included Tony Martin, Johnny Ray, Frankie Laine, Patti Page, and Gypsy Rose Lee.
He also helped build a $750.00 act called the Vagabonds into a $25,000.-a-week attraction which then left him to open in their own Vagabonds Club.
His other Florida venture was the Miami Beach branch Hickory House, one of the country's first steak speciality
houses,and a copy of the one he had founded on New York's 52nd St. in 1932.
His New York Hickory House was the jazz palace of the 30's and 40's. Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima played there on the way up.
In 1954 Jack joined the gold rush to Las Vegas-paying Liberace $50,000. to open the Riviera in which he had more than a million dollar investment.
When Jack died in 1968 about forty-four of family and friends gathered at his funeral.. He was one of America,s most famous impresarios and hosts. Throughout his lifetime, Jack provided employment and enterainment to countless thousands of fellow citizens. It is sad how soon so many forgot Jack's help to fame.
Jack Goldman was an outstanding member of an outstanding family of restaurateurs, lawyers and Rabbis. (Goldman-Sachs).
Created by: Arthur F. Meincke
Record added: Mar 15, 2006
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