Leslie Grade

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Leslie Grade (3 June 1916 – 15 October 1979), born Laszlo (or Lazarus) Winogradsky, was a British theatrical talent agent.wikipedia
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Lew Grade

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In 1943, he co-founded the Grade Organisation (also known as Lew and Leslie Grade Ltd) with his elder brother, the impresario and producer Lew Grade (1906–98).
Isaak worked as a trouser-presser while his three sons (Grade and his younger brothers, Bernard (later Bernard Delfont) and Leslie) attended the Rochelle Street Elementary School near Shoreditch, where Yiddish was spoken by 90% of the pupils.

Bernard Delfont

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Leslie and his siblings, Lew and Bernard (1909–94), were raised in Stepney.
His brothers Lew Grade and Leslie Grade also entered showbusiness.

Michael Grade

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Grade's son Michael Grade is a former television executive who has held top-ranking posts within the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Grade was born into a Jewish show business family originally called Winogradsky; his father was the theatrical agent Leslie Grade and his uncles were the impresarios Lew Grade and Bernard Delfont.

Kent Walton

Leslie Grade's first wife Lynn Smith left him for the wrestling commentator Kent Walton (whom she married in 1949).
Walton married Lynn Smith, the ex-wife of Leslie Grade in 1949, and they had a son.

Talent agent

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Leslie Grade (3 June 1916 – 15 October 1979), born Laszlo (or Lazarus) Winogradsky, was a British theatrical talent agent.

Impresario

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In 1943, he co-founded the Grade Organisation (also known as Lew and Leslie Grade Ltd) with his elder brother, the impresario and producer Lew Grade (1906–98).

Light entertainment

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During the 1940s, the company became the UK's most successful light entertainment talent agency.

London

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Grade, the youngest of three brothers, was born in London in 1916, four years after his Jewish family had emigrated from Tokmak, Ukraine—then Imperial Russian territory—in response to pogroms.

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Grade, the youngest of three brothers, was born in London in 1916, four years after his Jewish family had emigrated from Tokmak, Ukraine—then Imperial Russian territory—in response to pogroms.

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Grade, the youngest of three brothers, was born in London in 1916, four years after his Jewish family had emigrated from Tokmak, Ukraine—then Imperial Russian territory—in response to pogroms.

Ukraine

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Grade, the youngest of three brothers, was born in London in 1916, four years after his Jewish family had emigrated from Tokmak, Ukraine—then Imperial Russian territory—in response to pogroms.

Russian Empire

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Grade, the youngest of three brothers, was born in London in 1916, four years after his Jewish family had emigrated from Tokmak, Ukraine—then Imperial Russian territory—in response to pogroms.

Pogroms in the Russian Empire

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Grade, the youngest of three brothers, was born in London in 1916, four years after his Jewish family had emigrated from Tokmak, Ukraine—then Imperial Russian territory—in response to pogroms.

Stepney

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Leslie and his siblings, Lew and Bernard (1909–94), were raised in Stepney.

Textile industry

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While their parents, Isaac and Olga, worked in the textile industry, the brothers left school at the age of 14 to establish themselves in showbusiness.

Show business

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While their parents, Isaac and Olga, worked in the textile industry, the brothers left school at the age of 14 to establish themselves in showbusiness.

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During the late 1940s, his clients included Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Danny Kaye.

Bob Hope

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During the late 1940s, his clients included Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Danny Kaye.

Danny Kaye

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During the late 1940s, his clients included Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Danny Kaye.

Tonight at the London Palladium

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In the 1950s and 1960s, many artists represented by Grade appeared in the variety show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, broadcast by Lew's ITV franchisee Associated Television (ATV).

Associated Television

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In the 1950s and 1960s, many artists represented by Grade appeared in the variety show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, broadcast by Lew's ITV franchisee Associated Television (ATV).

BBC

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Grade's son Michael Grade is a former television executive who has held top-ranking posts within the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

ITV (TV network)

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Grade's son Michael Grade is a former television executive who has held top-ranking posts within the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Channel 4

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Grade's son Michael Grade is a former television executive who has held top-ranking posts within the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Renault

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Grade had two additional children by his second marriage, to Audrey Smith: theatrical agent Anita Grade (now Land) and Antony Grade, formerly Vice-President of Exterior Design for Renault and currently Head of Design for Avtovaz.