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Introducing Bert Williams : burnt cork, Broadway, and the story of America's first Black star

Author: Camille F Forbes
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is not hard to argue that every black performer in show business owes something to Bert Williams. Discovered in California in 1890 by a minstrel troupe manager, Williams swiftly became a regular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Bert Williams; Bert / 1874-1922 Williams; Bert Williams; Bert Williams; Bert Williams; Bert Williams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Camille F Forbes
ISBN: 9780465024797 0465024793 9780465018116 0465018114
OCLC Number: 162501986
Description: xii, 404 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Black musical theater --
From Broadway to London: "In Dahomey" --
First class all the way --
Ziegfield's Follies --
War at home and abroad --
Dance of indecision --
A "legitimate" star.
Responsibility: Camille F. Forbes.
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