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Crosby, Bob

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Conducting; Voice. 1134 words.

Crosby, Bob (25 August 1913–09 March 1993), jazz and popular bandleader and singer, and radio, film, and television personality, was born George Robert Crosby in Spokane, Washington, the...

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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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McDaniel, Hattie

Carlton Jackson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Blues; Jazz. 1334 words.

McDaniel, Hattie (10 June 1895–26 October 1952), film actress and singer, was born in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Henry McDaniel, a Baptist minister, and Susan Holbert, and grew up in...

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McPartland, Marian

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1412 words.

McPartland, Marian (20 March 1918–20 August 2013), jazz pianist and broadcaster, was born Margaret Marian Turner in Windsor, England, the older of two daughters of Frank Turner, a civil...

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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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Waters, Ethel

Barbara L. Tischler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Blues; Jazz. 873 words.

Waters, Ethel (31 October 1896–01 September 1977), blues singer and actress, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Louisa Tar Anderson and John Wesley Waters. Her birth...

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Whiteman, Paul

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1131 words.

Whiteman, Paul (28 March 1890–29 December 1967), band conductor and showman, was born Paul Samuel Whiteman in Denver, Colorado, the son of Wilberforce James Whiteman, a public school music...

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