Kern was much taken with the proprietor's daughter, Eva Leale (1891–1959), who was working behind the bar. He wooed her, and they were married at the Anglican church of St. Mary's in Walton on October 25, 1910. The couple then lived at the Swan when Kern was in England.  Billie Burke, for whom Kern wrote stage and screen music
04/04/2019 · Beloved wife of Jerome Kern. Parents George and Eliza Leale. Eva was the eldest of three children -- she had a sister, Ethel and a brother, Albert. At 19 she married the famous and prolific American songwriter, Jerome David Kern, whose most well-known musical (1927) with two later film versions (1936 and 1951) is "Show Boat".
- June 17, 1891
- London, United Kingdom
At 19 she married the famous and prolific American songwriter, Jerome David Kern, whose most well-known musical (1927) with two later film versions (1936 and 1951) is "Show Boat". Jerome Kern met her whilst on one of his frequent stays in England: her father was the landlord of The Swan Inn at Walton-on-Thames he visited on a boat trip with friends along the River Thames.
- Deptford, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
- September 1, 1891
- Unit 4, Alcove C, Private Niche Memorial #1
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Jerome Kern got married to Eva Leale, an English woman in the year 1910, and became anglophile. They often went on vacations together, using their yacht, christened Show Boat after his famous musical. He enjoyed engaging in the collection of rare books. He also enjoyed betting on horses. Kern suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on the 5th of November, 1945.