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Hall, Adelaide

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film; Blues; Jazz. 909 words.

Hall, Adelaide (20 October 1901?–07 November 1993), vaudeville, musical theater, and jazz singer and actress, was born in New York City, the daughter of William Hall, a Pennsylvania German...

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Heath, (Seifield) Gordon (1918–1991), actor and folk-singer

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Television. 809 words.

Heath, (Seifield) Gordon (1918–1991), actor and folk-singer, was born on 20 September 1918 in New York city, the son of Cyril Gordon Heath, originally from Barbados, and his wife, Hattie, n...

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Smith, Mamie

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film; Blues; Jazz. 1294 words.

Smith, Mamie (26 May 1883–30 October 1946?), blues and vaudeville singer and film actress, was born Mamie Robinson in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nothing is known of her parents. At the age of ten...

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