THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, December 27, 1985
Glenn Tries t, Benyas-Ka ufrnan
Beginning with her twin
in Cleveland, Euni Rose
still retains a song in her
Euni Rose recently
entertained children at the
Livonia mall shopping center.
The Margolis twins began
singing at age 4 at boxing
matches in Cleveland.
of the road and returned to Cleveland.
Soon after, Eudi met and married Sam
Silberman. Euni, on the other hand,
was enjoying a very active social life.
However, up until this time, on several
occasions over a two-year period,
friends had been trying to "fix her up"
with Norman Rose, a cantor from Ak-
The actual meeting transpired
after the cantor had offered to drive his
secretary, who was recovering from a
serious car accident, to Cleveland to
visit her family. When they arrived in
Cleveland, the family literally locked
him in a room and refused to release
him until he agreed to telephone Euni.
They did go out, as Euni says, "just to
get it over with" and much to
everyone's delight, were engaged
within three weeks. The couple was
married four months later. What's in-
teresting is that Eudi and Euni mar-
ried men who share the same birth
After they were married, the
Roses stayed in Akron for five years
and then moved to Buffalo, N.Y., for
another five years. They have now
lived in the Detroit area for 14 years.
Cantor Rose is the cantor at Temple
Emanu-El in Oak Park. The couple
have a daughter Heidi, 22, who was
recently graduated from Northwest-
ern University and majored in theater.
Euni and Eudi still perform as the
Tracey Twins. Recently, they recorded
a cassette for pre-holiday release,
What's So Special About Tonight?,
featuring a variety of Chanukah and
Passover songs. The tape is available
at Temple Emanu-El and Spitzer's.
Soon after the Roses arrived in
Detroit, Euni got involved in leading
children and adult choirs in various
synagogues around the area, includ-
ing Temple Emanu-El. She also
started a children's choir for the
Southfield Parks and Recreation De-
partment. The choir stayed together
for a couple of years and after its de-
mise, Euni got involved with the chil-
dren's programming at the Southfield
In 1976, Bruce Schmidt, the city
librarian, asked her to coordinate a
children's program to match the cur-
rent bicentennial theme of the library.
This request spawned "Yankee Doo-
dle" and later a "Mother Goose" act for
the summer library reading program.
In the meantime, Euni went to
work for the Dick Stein Talent Agency
(now Fenby-Stein) and came into con-
tact with agents who were in need of
booking entertainment for children.
She is currently on the road again
performing the latest of her prouc-
tions, Mary Poppins, a delightful col-
lection of Walt Disney tunes. Her
travels are currently taking her to
schools and shopping malls through-
out the Midwest.
Her partner of nine years, Davis
Gloff, accompanies her on the piano, as
well as joining her in song. Their as-
sociation began when Gloff began
singing in the Temple Emanu-El
choir. After hearing him "noodle" at
the keyboards, Euni persuaded him to
entertain at private parties and soon
after to accompany her in her act.
\ At a recent performance at the
Liv ia Mall it was hard to tell who
was enjoying the performance more —
the children or the adults. Euni incor-
porates the audience into the perfor-
mance by inviting them to sing, whis-
tle or clap along appropriately. During
several songs, she invited children
from the audience to come on stage to
sing and dance with her.
The highlight of the show is the
telling of the story of the Three Little
Pigs. The kids of all ages had no trou-
ble knowing when to jump in with the
"huffing and puffing" threats of the
Big Bad Wolf. Gloff, on the other hand,
entertained the adults with his clever
musical asides, such as the Campbell
soup theme when the wolf fell down
the chimney into the waiting pot of
soup. The story ends with a rousing
chorus of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad
As the performance came to a
close, the small children lined up at
the stage wanting to hug Mary Pop-
Euni Rose was definitely the
sugar that helped the "medicine go
down, in a most delightful way."