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Bert Williams (I) (1874–1922)

One of the first black superstars of popular entertainment, Egbert Austin Williams, although born in the Bahamas, was raised largely in California. Nursing show business aspirations early on, he teamed with boyhood friend George Walker to form a highly successful vaudeville act, which continued until the ravages of syphilis brought about Walker's ... See full bio »

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 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sandy Duncan (1976) ... (writer: "Nobody")
 1955 The Seven Little Foys (lyrics: "Nobody" - uncredited) / (music: "Nobody" - uncredited)
 1945 I Love a Bandleader (music: "The Darktown Poker Club")
 1931 Big Business Girl (music: "Constantly" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

In Dahomey (1904). Musical/farce (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »
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One of the funniest sights in the world is a man whose hat has been knocked in or ruined by being blown off - provided of course it be the other fellow's hat. All the jokes in the world are based on a few elemental ideas, and this is one of them. The sight of other people in trouble is nearly always funny. This is human nature. See more »

Trivia:

Joined the Ziegfeld Follies in 1911. See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Nobody" See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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