Related Information for Jack Shaindlin Jack Shaindlin was born in Russia, near Odessa, on April 14, 1909, and died on September 22, 1978 in New York City. He began his musical career as a pianist in silent movie halls, after relocating along with his mother and brother to America on a music scholarship to a Chicago school after his father was allegedly murdered at his local coal production plant near Odessa.. His recordings of Nickelodeon piano music are historical and significant. His early years in Vaudeville and at The Broo.. read more