Known for movies

Short Info

DiedJuly 23, 1875, Paignton, United Kingdom
SpouseIsabella Eugénie Boyer, Catharine Maria Haley
FactHas worked as journalist and columnist for the New York paper "The Jewish Daily Forward"


Isaac Singer was born on January 27, 1811, in Pittstown, New York. He was the son of a poor Jewish family. His father, Isaac Singer, was a cantor in the synagogue. His mother, Rebecca, was a homemaker. Singer had four brothers and sisters. He was educated in the local Jewish school and then apprenticed to a tailor.

In 1834, Singer moved to New York City and found work as a journeyman tailor. He soon began to experiment with sewing machines. In 1851, he patented the first sewing machine that could stitch a continuous seam. He founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company the following year.

The Singer Sewing Machine Company became one of the largest and most successful businesses of the 19th century. Singer himself became one of the richest men in America. He was also a generous philanthropist. He donated money to Jewish charities and helped to fund the construction of synagogues and Jewish schools.

Isaac Singer died on July 23, 1875, at his home in New York City.

General Info

Full NameIsaac Singer
DiedJuly 23, 1875, Paignton, United Kingdom
ProfessionActor, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Businessperson
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseIsabella Eugénie Boyer, Catharine Maria Haley
ChildrenWinnaretta Singer, Mortimer Singer, Isabelle-Blanche Singer, Washington Singer, Paris Singer, Franklin Singer, Lillian Singer, Isaac Augustus, Alice Eastwood, William Singer
ParentsRuth Benson, Adam Singer
SiblingsElizabeth Colby, John Valentine Singer, Elijah Singer, Christiana Cleveland, Alexander Singer

Accomplishments

AwardsNobel Prize in Literature, John Newbery Medal, National Book Award for Fiction, National Book Award for Children's Books, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction, Raven Award
NominationsPEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play
MoviesLove Comes Lately, How Do You Spell God?, Aaron's Magic Village, Enemies, A Love Story, Yentl, The Magician of Lublin, Isaac Singer's Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko's Beard

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Facts

#Fact
1Received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.
2Nearly all his fiction was written in Yiddish for the journal.
3Has worked as journalist and columnist for the New York paper "The Jewish Daily Forward"
4Emigrated to USA in 1935.
5Educated at Warsaw Rabbinical Seminary.

Movies

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smesne i druge price2004TV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode
Old Love2001Short short stories
Aaron's Magic Village1995stories "Zlateh the Goat", "The Fools of Chelm and the Stupidest Carp", "When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw" and "The "Lantuch"
Enemies: A Love Story1989novel
American Playhouse1984TV Series story - 1 episode
Yentl1983story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy"
The Magician of Lublin1979novel
BBC2 Playhouse1973-1974TV Series original author - 2 episodes
Isaac Singer's Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko's Beard1973Short writer
Zlateh the Goat1966Short short story
Love Comes Lately2007short stories

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oltre New York1986TV MovieHimself
2nd House1974TV SeriesHimself
Isaac Singer's Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko's Beard1973ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bashevis, a Love Story2017DocumentaryHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1978Nobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize

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