jackie was born in Windsor ontario to parents who were dirt poor...his dad was a cantor in a synagogue there and died in his early 30's. there were 6 kids and all went on to become wealthy upstanding citizens who contributed to society. they could all sing and enjoyed performing. davie put his 2 brothers through law school selling newspapers on the city streets and later jockeying in Florida. they were a close knit group, the 3 brothers remaining in Windsor until death.