Bloom Children

Rosemary Bloom: Rosemary was born in 1963 in South Africa. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law Degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, graduating cum laude in 1985. She then did a Master of Law Degree at Cambridge, graduating with a First in 1987. Rosemary qualified at the New York Bar in 1988 and worked as a corporate lawyer at Shearman & Sterling in New York from 1987 to 1989. She then moved to London where she qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 and worked for the law firm Theodore Goddard in entertainment law from 1990 to 1995. Thereafter, she worked for 10 years at the European headquarters of The Walt Disney Company based in London, where her ultimate role was European General Counsel. In 2000 Rosemary married a Frenchman, Emmanuel Marzio and moved to Lyon in 2005. In 2008, she re-qualified as an executive coach and joined the international coaching firm Praesta where she became a partner. Her daughter Sophie was born in London in 2002. Rosemary and Emmanuel were divorced in 2010. Rosemary is involved in numerous charitable activities. Andrew Bloom:  Andrew was born in 1965 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Witwatersrand, graduating in 1986. He then moved to London and worked at NM Rothschild in their Asset Management and Corporate Finance divisions. In 1988 he moved to New York and worked for James D Wolfensohn, a boutique Corporate Advisory firm. Andrew returned to London in 1991 to work for PolyGram (Universal) in their Commercial Division. After three years at PolyGram, Andrew...

Margaret Bloom

Margaret Bloom: Margaret Miller (Margie) was born in South Africa in 1917. She died in 2002. Her parents were Anne Leah Friedman (1898 – 1944) and Morris Miller (1888 – 1951) both born in Lithuania. They met in South Africa and married in 1915. They had three children: Margaret Roslyn, Hilna (1922) and Norma Evelyn (1926). Hilna died at age 2. Margaret’s maternal grandparents were Isaac Friedman and Faiga Zelda Gross. Isaac was a rabbi and they lived in Lithuania which at that time was in Russia in a village near Riga known as Kurshan. Their home languages were Russian and Yiddish. They had six children: Sadie (who died at 35), Joe, Morris, Anne Leah, Rebecca (Becky) and Pauline (Polly). Attached is a photo of the family from 1917 with ages as follows: Back (left to right): Rebecca (Becky) 17, Joe 25, Morris 23, Anne Leah 19. Front (left to right): Pauline Charlotte (Polly) 12, Isaac 53, Faiga Zelda 55, Sadie 21. Margaret’s paternal grandparents were Hillel Miller and Golda (?) who originally lived in Telzh in Lithuania. Hillel was a miller and it is believed that his is one of those stories where at the immigration desk when he arrived in South Africa, when asked for his name and occupation, he gave it incorrectly as “Miller”. It is thought that the rest of the family has the name Simon (derived from something like Sieman). They had six children: Anne, Ida Jack, David, Morris and Philip. Margaret married Joseph (“Joe”) Bloom in 1938 and they had two children, Anthony (“Tony”) and Susan. She was known for her elegance and...