Eleanor Allina Epstein

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Eleanor Allina Epstein
Biographical information
Born: June 12, 1889 in Bohemia
Died: May 17, 1973 in St. Louis
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American

Eleanor Allina Epstein (born Olga Allina) is the daughter of Edward and Rosa Allina.


Olga (Olga Eleanor?) was two years old when the family moved from Bohemia to St Louis, USA. She was known as Ella and while with a traveling theater troupe in Ohio she met Benjamin Gross. They married and her first son, Leon Harrison was born in 1911. She was divorced and remarried in 1913 to Albert Falk Epstein and their son Leslie was born in 1915.

Behind the scenes

Eleanor Allina's name has been used for several characters in the Mandrake strips:


Lee Falk had a stepsister, Ailine (also written Aileen and Arleen), which may have been inspiration for the names Alina and Aleena.