Jules Bledsoe

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Birthday
29, 1897
Birthplace
Waco, TX
DEATH DATE
Jul 14, 1943 (45)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1897
Birthplace
Waco, TX
DEATH DATE
Jul 14, 1943 (45)

About

One of the first African-American theatrical performers to appear regularly on Broadway. He most famously appeared in Deep River and Show Boat.

Before Fame

He graduated from Bishop College in Texas and went on to attend Columbia University and Virginia Union College.

Trivia

He portrayed the character of Joe in the 1927 original Broadway production of Show Boat; actor Paul Robeson eventually gained greater recognition for the role.

Family Life

He was born in Waco, Texas. He died in his mid-forties in Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

He appeared with Helen Morgan in the Broadway musical Show Boat.