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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)
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 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:

Sons of Ham (1900). Musical comedy. See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Troubles are funny only when you pin them to one particular individual. And that individual, the fellow who is the goat, must be the man who is singing the song or telling the story. Then the audience can picture him in their mind's eye and see him in the thick of his misfortunes, fielding flatirons with his head, carrying large bulldogs by the seat of his pants, and picking the bare bones of the... See more »

Trivia:

Joined the Ziegfeld Follies in 1911. See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Nobody" See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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