Daniel White

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Malakoff, Seine , France
Daniel White was born on May 22, 1912, in Malakoff, a suburb of Paris, France. His ancestors were Scottish. White grew up in West Yorkshire around the moors. His family moved to Paris while Daniel was still young and he was initially expected to enter the family textile business. After the company went under, White was fortunately able to pursue his interest in music instead.

During World War II he worked as an interpreter with the British army and was almost killed during the evacuation of Dunkirk. Following the war, Daniel played piano in nightclubs and cabarets. Read more...