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Loving Amy: A Mother's Story

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Janis Winehouse Photo credit: HRC

Winehouse joined a campaign to stop a block of flats being built beside the , a famous London music venue. Campaign supporters feared the residential development would end the spot's lucrative sideline as a film and photo location, on which it relies to survive. As part of a breast cancer awareness campaign, Winehouse appeared in a revealing photograph for the April 2008 issue of magazine. Winehouse had an estimated £10m fortune, tying her for tenth place in the 2008 listing of the wealth of musicians under age 30. The following year her fortune had dropped to an estimated £5m. Her finances are run by Mitch and Janis Winehouse. It was reported she earned about £1m singing at two private parties during . as well as another £1m to perform at a Moscow Art Gallery for Russian oligarch . Winehouse loaned a vintage dress used in her video for "Tears Dry on Their Own" as well as a DVD to the , a new museum dedicated to the history of British pop music. The museum, located in , opened on 9 March 2009.

Amy Winehouse was born in in north London, to Jewish parents. Her father, Mitchell "Mitch" Winehouse, was a window panel installer then a taxi driver; her mother, Janis Winehouse (née Seaton), a pharmacist. The Winehouse ancestors were Russian and Polish immigrants to London. Amy had an older brother, Alex (born 1979), and the family lived in London's area, where she attended Osidge Primary School.

Janis Winehouse Photo credit: HRC

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    Janis Winehouse chega ao funeral da filha, Amy Winehouse, em Londres (26/7/11)

  • Janis Winehouse Photo credit: HRC

    Janis Winehouse kann den ihrer Tochter noch immer nicht akzeptieren. Das Ableben (27) geht ihr auch heute noch so nahe, dass sie es nicht einmal ertragen kann, die Musik der leidenschaftlichen Soulsängerin zu hören. Deshalb verließ sie vor Kurzem fluchtartig ein Restaurant.

    In the film, the star's parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse - who are divorced - are seen disagreeing over how to help their daughter get clean.