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Bothwell Browne (1877–1947)

Bothwell Browne was born Walter Bothwell Bruhn on March 7, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark. When he was a child his family moved to San Francisco. Bothwell went to New York City and began working as a dancer and female impersonator. In 1911 he made his Broadway debut in Miss Jack. He quickly became one of the most popular acts in vaudeville. Bothwell ... See full bio »

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Yankee Doodle in Berlin
Yankee Doodle in Berlin Captain Bob White
Among Those Present
Among Those Present An Orchestra Leader


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 1919 Yankee Doodle in Berlin
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 1975 The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Miss Jack (1911). Musical comedy. Music by William Frederick Peters. Book by Mark Swan. Lyrics by Mark Swan. Musical Director: William Frederick Peters. Choreographed by Bothwell Browne (also Costume Design). Directed by Lewis Morton. Herald Square Theatre: 4 Sep 1911- 16 Sep 1911 (16 performances). Cast: Rose Beaudet, Gladys ... See more »

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A female impersonator is a man who puts on women's clothes and prances about. I go much deeper into the role than that. I study women, I am an actor of feminine roles.


Was a noted theatrical female impersonator at the top of his profession when this movie was filmed.

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