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Allen, Steve

Bruce L. Janoff.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Biographical Studies. 2956 words.

Allen, Steve (26 December 1921–30 October 2000), comedian, author, songwriter, was born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen in New York City, the son of vaudeville comedians Carroll...

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Armstrong, Harry

Barbara Tischler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Keyboard. 631 words.

Armstrong, Harry (22 July 1879–28 February 1951), vaudeville performer, pianist, and popular composer, was born Henry Worthington Armstrong in Somerville, Massachusetts, the son of Henry...

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Aronson, Rudolph

Mary C. Henderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Composition. 1143 words.

Aronson, Rudolph (08 April 1856–04 February 1919), theatrical impresario and composer, was born in New York City to German immigrant parents (names and occupations unknown). When he was...

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Bland, James Allen

William Lichtenwanger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition. 1112 words.

Bland, James Allen (22 October 1854–05 May 1911), African-American minstrel performer and composer, was born in Flushing, Long Island, New York, the son of Allen M. Bland, an incipient...

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Butterworth, George Sainton Kaye (1885–1916), composer and folk dancer

Alain Frogley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Composition. 1375 words.

Butterworth, George Sainton Kaye (1885–1916), composer and folk dancer, was born on 12 July 1885 at 16 Westbourne Square, Paddington, London, the only child of Sir Alexander Kaye...

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Carroll, Earl

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Theatre. 1324 words.

Carroll, Earl (16 September 1893–17 June 1948), theatrical producer and songwriter, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of James Carroll and Elizabeth Wills, hotelkeepers. At...

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Coborn, Charles [real name Colin Whitton McCallum] (1852–1945), music-hall entertainer and songwriter

Basil Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Voice. 712 words.

Coborn, Charles [real name Colin Whitton McCallum] (1852–1945), music-hall entertainer and songwriter, was born Colin Whitton McCallum on 4 August 1852 at 25 Sydney Square, Mile End,...

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Cohan, George M.

Julian Mates.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Performing Arts; Composition; Film; Voice. 2146 words.

Cohan, George M. (3 or 4 July 1878–05 November 1942), performer, writer of songs, musicals, and plays, and producer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Jeremiah “Jerry” John...

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Cole, Bob

David Krasner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Theatre. 947 words.

Cole, Bob (01 July 1868–02 August 1911), actor, director, and composer, was born Robert Allen Cole, Jr., in Athens, Georgia, the son of Robert Allen Cole, Sr., a successful carpenter and...

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Connor, Geraldine Roxanne (1952–2011), ethnomusicologist, theatre director, and composer

Margaret Busby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Composition. 994 words.

Connor, Geraldine Roxanne (1952–2011), ethnomusicologist, theatre director, and composer, was born on 22 March 1952 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, the elder child of Edric...

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