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John William Sublett (1902–1986)

John William Sublett was born on February 19, 1902 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for Cabin in the Sky (1943), Variety (1936) and Varsity Show (1937). He died on May 18, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1963) ... (as John Bubbles)
 1955 Love, Dance, and 1000 Songs
John (as John Bubbles)
 1948 A Song Is Born
Bubbles (uncredited)
 1946 Laugh Jubilee (as Bubbles)
 1946 Mantan Messes Up
Bubbles (as Buck and Bubbles)
 1944 Atlantic City
Bubbles (as Buck and Bubbles)
 1943 I Dood It
Bubbles
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Domino Johnson (as 'Bubbles' [John W. Sublett])
 1937 Calling All Stars
Bubbles of 'Buck and Bubbles'
 1937 Varsity Show
Bubbles (as Bubbles)
 1930 Honest Crooks (Short)
Bubbles (as Buck and Bubbles)
 1930 Darktown Follies (Short)
Bubbles (as Buck & Bubbles)
 1930 High Toned (Short)
Bubbles (as Buck & Bubbles)
 1929 Fowl Play (Short)
Bubbles (as Buck & Bubbles)
 1929 In and Out (Short)
Bubbles (as Buck & Bubbles)
 1929 Black Narcissus (Short)
Bubbles (as Buck & Bubbles)
 1929 On with the Show!
Dancer in 'Birmingham Bertha' Number (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (20 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Sang the role of Sportin' Life,the dope peddler who sings "It Ain't Necessarily So",in the original 1935 stage production of George Gershwin's opera, "Porgy and Bess".

Alternate Names:

Buck & Bubbles | Buck and Bubbles | John Bubbles | Bubbles | John 'Bubbles' Sublett | 'Bubbles' [John W. Sublett]
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Personal Quote:

Asked who was the best tap dancer, "You're looking at him."

Trivia:

Although he appeared in the original production, John "Bubbles" Sublett did not sing the role of Sportin' Life in the so-called "original cast album" of "Porgy and Bess", made in 1940. He was replaced on that 78-RPM album by Avon Long, who then went on to sing the role in both the 1942 Broadway revival of "Porgy and Bess", and in the first 3-LP recording of the work, made in 1951, the most ... See more »

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