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Johnson, Kenrick Reginald Hijmans [Ken] [called Ken Snakehips Johnson] (1914–1941), dancer and bandleader

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Conducting. 1165 words.

Johnson, Kenrick Reginald Hijmans [Ken] [called Ken Snakehips Johnson] (1914–1941), dancer and bandleader, was born on 10 September 1914 at 193 Wellington Street, Georgetown, British...

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Lee, Canada

Christopher Caines.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Film; Conducting; Theatre. 2206 words.

Lee, Canada (03 May 1907–09 May 1952), actor, theater producer, bandleader, and boxer, was born Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata in New York City, the son of James Cornelius Canegata, a...

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Lewis, Ted

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Performing Arts; Blues; Jazz; Dance; Conducting; Voice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1095 words.

Lewis, Ted (06 June 1890–25 August 1971), entertainer, musician, and bandleader, was born Theodore Leopold Friedman in rural Circleville, Ohio, the son of an owner of a dry goods store...

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Lombardo, Guy

Elaine Keillor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Theatre. 1322 words.

Lombardo, Guy (19 June 1902–05 November 1977), danceband leader and producer of musical extravaganzas, was born Gaetano Alberto Lombardo in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of Gaetano...

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Silvester, Victor Marlborough (1900–1978), ballroom dancer and bandleader

Derek B. Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Conducting. 1274 words.

Silvester, Victor Marlborough (1900–1978), ballroom dancer and bandleader, was born on 25 February 1900 at the vicarage of St John's Church, Wembley, the second of six children and younger...

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