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When Henri Met Shirley

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/when_henri_met_shirley_20010831

A long time ago in a Jewish neighborhood far, far away, Shirley Lowenthal and Henrietta "Henri" Diamond were best friends and neighbors. In 1930s Boyle Heights, the two young girls played together in adjoining front yards on the 600 block of Mott Street, "like two little monkeys," they recalled. The two little monkeys moved out of Boyle Heights and grew up. Henri Diamond married Bill Goldsmith and, when she began a career as a singer, changed her name to the more bohemian-sounding Henriette.

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