Bert Williams

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Birthday
12, 1874
Birthplace
Nassau, Bahamas
Death Date
Mar 4, 1922 (47)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1874
Birthplace
Nassau, Bahamas
Death Date
Mar 4, 1922 (47)

About

Comedian and vaudeville entertainer who is best remembered as the first African-American performer in the famous Ziegfeld Follies. He also starred in Broadway's Bandanna Land.

Before Fame

He and George Walker formed a popular vaudeville duo act. In 1900, they performed in a successful farce entitled Sons of Ham.

Trivia

A prominent African-American entertainer, he is regarded as one of the greatest vaudeville performers of all time.

Family Life

He married Charlotte L. Thompson in 1899.

Associated With

He and Fanny Brice both appeared in Ziegfeld Follies.