Ziegfeld Follies of 1911 (1911). Musical revue/extravaganza. Music by Maurice Levi
and Raymond Hubbell. Based on material by George V. Hobart. Musical Direction by Joseph Sainton. Music arranged by Gus Sohlke and Jack Mason. Lyrics by George V. Hobart
. Additional Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
, Jerome Kern
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It was not until I was able to see myself as another person that my sense of humor developed. For I do not believe there is any such thing as innate humor. It has to be developed by hard work and study, just as every other human quality.
In 1915 the American Muroscope and Biograph Company in an unprecedented move gave Bert Williams the authority to produce, write, direct, and star in two Biograph films,
A Natural Born Gambler
, making him the first Black-American to have full control and produce his own films for a general audience. No other film company at that time had done such a thing.
Although he was black, he performed in traditional blackface makeup