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 1980

Biographies

p. 330 In:
Sampson, Henry T.
Blacks in blackface
A source book on early black musical shows
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980, 552 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Anderson, Albert (b. 1869 d. 1926)   vaudeville entertainer
  Anderson, Eddie "Rochester" (b. 1905 d. 1977)   alto saxophone, cast
  Anderson, Ida (a. 1916)   vaudeville entertainer
  Bailey, Ma (a. 1888-1926)   vaudeville entertainer
  Baskette, Billy (b. 1884 d. 1949)   composer, lyricist
  Bates, Peg Leg [Clayton] (b. 1907)   dancer, entertainer
  Berry, Ananias (a. 1929)   vaudeville entertainer, dancer
  Berry, James (a. 1929)   vaudeville entertainer, dancer
  Berry, Warren (a. 1929)   vaudeville entertainer, dancer
  Blake, Eubie [James Hubert] (b. 1883 d. 1983)   cast, composer
  Bland, James Allen (b. 1854 d. 1911)   minstrel show musician, professor
  Bowman, Laura (b. 1889 d. 1957)   dramatic actress, vaudeville star
  Bradford, Perry [John Henry Perry} (b. 1893 d. 1970)   lyricist, piano
  Brooks, Shelton (b. 1886 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Brown, Tom (b. 1868 d. 1919)   vaudeville entertainer
  Browning, Ivan Harold (b. 1891 d. 1978)   cast, vaudeville singer
  Burgoyne, Ollie (b. 1885)   dancer
  Burleigh, Alston (a. 1931-1933)   vaudeville entertainer
  Burns, Sandy (b. 1884)   comedian, show producer
  Burris, Harvey (a. 1885)   singer, dancer
  Chenault, Lawrence E. (b. 1887)   minstrel
  Clough, Inez (b. -1870 d. 1933)   singer
  Coates, Lulu (a. 1920)   dancer, singer
  Coles, Charles "Honi" (a. 1931)   tap dancer
  Connors, Edgar (d. 1934 a. 1906)   vaudeville entertainer
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Creamer, Henry (b. 1879 d. 1930)   cast, composer
  Croker, Sam (b. 1876)   vaudeville entertainer
  De Gaston, Gallie (b. 1890 d. 1937)   vaudeville entertainer
  Drayton, Thaddeus (b. 1895)   vaudeville dancer
  Edwards, Jody (b. 1895 d. 1967)   vaudeville entertainer
  Edwards, Susie (b. 1896 d. 1963)   vaudeville entertainer, vocals
  Europe, James Reese (b. 1881 d. 1919)   bandmaster, composer
  Ewing, Billy (a. 1920)   vaudeville entertainer
  Forsyne, Ida (b. 1883)   vaudeville entertainer
  Frye, Edward (a. 1912)   cast, vaudeville comedian
  Gee, Lottie (a. 1921)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Gilpin, Charles Sidney (b. 1878 d. 1930)   actor, cast
  Goines, J. Hamilton (a. 1904)   vaudeville entertainer
  Gray, Sam (a. 1920)   vaudeville entertainer
  Greeley, Aurora (b. 1905)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Green, Cora (a. 1921)   vaudeville entertainer
  Green, Eddie (b. 1901 d. 1950)   cast, composer
  Greenlee, Rufus (b. 1895 d. 1963)   vaudeville dancer
  Gresham (a. 1920s-1930s)   vaudeville entertainer
  Gresham, Leroy (a. 1920s-1930s)   vaudeville entertainer
  Grundy, James (b. 1861 d. 1914)   vaudeville entertainer
  Harper, Leonard (b. 1899 d. 1943)   director, producer
  Hart, Charles "Charlie" (b. 1873 d. 1917)   vaudeville entertainer
  Higgins, Billy (b. 1888 a. 1920s)   comedian, songwriter
  Hill, John Leubrie (b. 1869 d. 1916)   songwriter, producer
  Hogan, Ernest (b. 1860 d. 1909)   cast, composer
  Jackson, Billboard [James Albert] (b. 1878 d. CAD2>)   journalist
  James, Seymour (b. 1899 d. 1926)   vaudeville entertainer
  Jenkins, John Wesley (b. 1859 d. 1930)   vaudeville entertainer
  Johnson, Billy [William Francis] (b. 1858 d. 1916)   vaudeville entertainer
  Johnson, Charles (a. 1890s-1900s)   vaudeville dancer
  Johnson, Dora Dean (d. 1949 a. 1890s-1900s)   vaudeville dancer
  Johnson, Hall (b. 1888 d. 1970)   choir, choral director
  Jones, Sissieretta (b. 1869 d. 1933)   soprano
  Kemp, Bobby (b. 1867 d. 1921)   vaudeville entertainer
  Kersands, Billy [William] (b. 1842 d. 1915)   minstrel performer
  Lee, Ford Washington "Buck" (b. 1903 d. 1955 a. 1920s)   vaudeville entertainer
  Lucas, Samuel (b. 1840 d. 1916)   minstrel star, songwriter
  Lucas, Tony (b. 1850)   vaudeville entertainer
  Lyles, Aubrey (b. 1883 d. 1932)   cast, composer
  Mack, Cecil (b. 1883 d. 1944)   cast, choir
  Markham, Dewey "Pigmeat" (b. 1904 d. 1981)   cast, librettist
  Mason, John   vaudeville entertainer
  Mastin, Will (d. 1978 died: 1979)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Mays, Livingston (a. 1903)   vaudeville entertainer
  McClain, Billy (b. 1866 d. 1950)   minstrel, producer
  McIntosh, Tom (b. 1841 d. 1904)   minstrel, vaudeville entertainer
  Mills, Florence (b. 1895 d. 1927)   cast, entertainer
  Mitchell, Abbie (b. 1884 d. 1960)   cast, librettist
  Moore, Charles L. (b. 1870 d. 1919)   vaudeville entertainer
  Moore, Tim   vaudeville entertainer
  Moreland, Mantan (b. 1901 d. 1973)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Moss, Arthur G. (d. 1932 a. 1912)   vaudeville comedian
  Muse, Clarence (b. 1889 d. 1979)   actor, composer
  Rahn, Muriel (b. 1911 d. 1961)   cast, soprano
  Randolph, Amanda   vaudeville entertainer
  Rector, Eddie (b. 1890 d. 1962)   cast, choreographer
  Roberts, Luckey (b. 1887 d. 1968)   piano, composer
  Robinson, Bill [Luther] (b. 1878 d. 1949)   baritone saxophone, cast
  Rogers, Alex [Alexander C.] (b. 1876 d. 1930)   lyricist, entertainer
  Rogers, Marshall (d. 1934)   comedian, nightclub entertainer
  Ross, Clifford (b. 1879)   vaudeville entertainer
  Rucker, John (b. 1866)   vaudeville entertainer
  Russell, Sylvester (b. 1860 d. 1930)   critic
  Saunders, Gertrude (a. 1921-1938)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Shipp, Jesse A. (b. 1869 d. 1934)   cast, librettist
  Simms, Joe (a. 1901-1927)   vaudeville entertainer
  Sissle, Noble (Lee) (b. 1889 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Slater, Robert (b. 1869 d. 1930)   vaudeville entertainer
  Smith, J. Agustus (b. 1891)   vaudeville entertainer
  Smith, Mamie (b. 1883 d. 1946)   singer, entertainer
  Snow, Valaida (d. 1956)   cast, trumpet
  Stinette, Juanita (b. 1899)   vaudeville entertainer
  Sublett, John William "Bubbles" (b. 1902 d. 1986)   cast, tap dancer
  Thompson, Ulysses "Slow Kid" (b. 1888 d. 1990)   vaudeville entertainer
  Tribble, Andrew (b. 1879)   cast, female impersonator
  Uggams, Eloise   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Vodery, Will [William Henry Bennett] (b. 1885 d. 1951)   arranger, composer
  Walker, Aida Overton (b. 1880 d. 1914)   cast, choreographer
  Walker, Aida Overton (b. 1870 d. 1914)   vaudeville entertainer
  Walker, Billy (b. 1891 d. 1927)   vaudeville entertainer
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Walton, Lester Aglar (b. 1882 d. 1965)   diplomat, journalist
  Washington, Fredie (a. 1921-1933)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Weinglass, Dewey (b. 1900)   foremost male exponent of Russian style dancing
  Wells, Al (a. 1920)   pioneer black American aerialist
  Whitman, Alice (b. 1900 d. 1970)   vaudeville entertainer
  Whitman, Bert [Alberta] (b. 1888 d. 1964)   vaudeville entertainer, songwriter
  Whitman, Essie Barbara (b. 1882 d. 1963)   vaudeville entertainer
  Whitman, Mable (b. 1880 d. 1942)   vaudeville entertainer
  Wilkes, Mattie (d. 1927 a. 1890)   vaudeville entertainer
  Williams, Spencer (b. 1889 d. 1965)   composer, conductor
  Wilson, Arthur "Dooley" (b. 1885)   actor, singer
  Wilson, Frank (a. 1908-1930)   playwright, performer
  Winfield, Rastus (a. 1909-1927)   vaudeville entertainer
  Winfred, Henry (a. 1908)   vaudeville entertainer

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