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Appeared (as "A Quadronne Girl"; Broadway debut) in "Dance With Your Gods" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Kenneth Perkins
. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
. Mansfield Theatre: 6 Oct 1934-Oct 1934 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: John Antiga, Oliver Barbour
(as "William Simpson"), Edna Barr, Cuto Beauchamp, Amelia ...
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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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in Brian Lanker
's book "I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America", New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1986)] My own people didn't see me as a performer because they were busy trying to make a living and feed themselves. Until I got to café society in the '40s, I didn't even have a black audience and then it was mixed. I was always battling the system to try to get to be with...
Her sweet and sultry alto vocal range