Ulysses “Slow Kid” Thompson, August 28, 1888 – March 17, 1990, was a comedian, singer, tap and acrobatic dancer in Harlem, NY.
Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl!
By Savona Bailey-McClain Florence Mills, known as the “Queen of Happiness” was one of the most successful entertainers of the 1920s.
Hoboken is a fantastic little area in New Jersey that’s almost 175 years old.
Meyer R. Bimberg lived in Harlem, died on March 25, 1908, he was a successful seller of campaign buttons and a theatre builder.
The incredible Harold Lloyd Nicholas, March 27, 1921 – July 3, 2000, was a legendary Harlem dancer specializing in tap.
Frank Henry Loesser, June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969, was a songwriter who lived in Harlem, New York.
New York City’s acclaimed variety arts ensemble, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, presents Flatbed Follies.
Harlemite Paul Dresser, born April 22, 1857 – January 30, 1906, was a singer, songwriter, and comedic actor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who lived at 50 West 106th Street in Harlem, New York.
Harlem Marx Brothers were a family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949.
Edward Vincent “Ed” Sullivan, September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974, was a US entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, now usually remembered under its second name, The Ed Sullivan Show.
Harlem’s Lillyn Brown, born Lillian Thomas; April 24, 1885 – June 8, 1969, sometimes credited as Lillyan Brown.
Trixie Smith, c.1885/1895 – September 21, 1943, was an American blues singer, recording artist, vaudeville entertainer, and actress who lived in Harlem.
Harlem fave Nina Simone‘s classic 1965 albums I Put a Spell on You and Pastel Blues will be released as definitive audiophile-grade versions.