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The Vaudeville Performers

 

The vaudeville performers, many you have heard of most you have not. Comedians, singers, dancers, magicians, acrobats, ventriloquist, animal acts and trapeze artist.

They came from circuses, medicine shows, repertory theatre, melodramas, cabarets, and wild west shows, while others were the local barber, butcher, hardware store owner or the town buffoon. They all had the same obsession, to entertain, amuse and make people happy.

There passion must have been a strong one, they had to give up the comfort and security of home and family, live out of a trunk in hotel rooms, spend endless hours riding in a railroad cars, all of these hardships and no guarantee of stardom or even a sustainable income.

These were the entertainers who made up the wonderful world of vaudeville.

The entertainers you may have heard of

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Those entertainers you may not have heard of

A - C
 
Abbott and Costello
 
Bud Abbott
 
Gracie Allen
 
Milton Berle
 
Burns and Allen
 
Gracy Allen
 
George Burns
 
Imogene Coca
 
Lou Costello
 
 
 
D - H
 
Davis Dancing Dollies
 
Don D, Davis
 
Pearl G. Davis
 
Sammy Davis Jr.
 
Buddy Ebsen
 
John W (Doc) Fancher
 
Pearl G. Fancher
 
Eddie Foy
 
Fancher-Sisters
 
J. C. Flippen
 
Cary Grant
 
Oliver Hardy
 
Harry Houdini
 
 
J - R
 
Al Jolson
 
Buster Keaton
 
Laurel and Hardy
 
Stan Laurel
 
Harold Lloyd
 
Ginger Rogers
 
Will Rogers
 
Irene Ryan
 
Tim Ryan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S - Z
 
Seven Little Foys
 
Howard Thurston
 
Sophie Tucker
 
Rudy Vallée
 
Red Walters
 
Ethel Waters
 
 
 
 

 

 

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