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Izzy Young (1928–2019)

Izzy Young was born on March 26, 1928 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Israel Goodman Young. He was an actor, known for Evil Ed (1995), Folklore Center Blues (2017) and Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation (2012). He died on February 4, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. See full bio »


(age 90) in Stockholm, Sweden

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Evil Ed Head of culture film department


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 2009 The Girl Who Played with Fire
Man in Synagouge (uncredited)
 1995 Evil Ed
Head of culture film department (voice)
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 2017 Folklore Center Blues (Documentary)
Himself (as Israel Young)
 2015 Izzy Young: Talking Folklore Center (Video documentary)
Narrator (as Israel Young)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... Himself
 1996 Nordman: i vandrarens spår (Documentary)
 1961 Sunday (Documentary short)
Israel Young (as Israel Young)

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Other Works:

Book: "The Conscience of the Folk Revival: The Writings of Israel "Izzy" Young". Rowman & Littlefield

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Israel Young

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In 1973, he moved to Stockholm, enamored of Swedish music. He opened a new music shop, the Folklore Centrum, which closed in 2018. See more »

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