Appeared in "Jelly's Last Jam" on Broadway. Musical.
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Pictorial |
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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When he was 21 years old, he learned while applying for a passport that he was adopted and that his birth name was Benjamin Augustus Middleton. It took many decades before he traced his mother, Essie May Middelton (Pearson), already deceased. However, he did meet his blood family, including an older sister living in New Haven, Connecticut.