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Noble Sissle

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1889–1975).

Stage lyricist and performer. The first African American lyricist to find success on Broadway, he was also an animated performer and interpreter of his songs. Sissle...

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Sissle, Noble

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 160 words.

Noble Sissle first sang in his father's Methodist Church, and he was a soloist in his Cleveland, Ohio, high school's

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Sissle, Noble

Bill Egan.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 683 words.

lyricist, orchestra leader, and actor. Noble Lee Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the fourth of six children. His parents

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Sissle, Noble

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 160 words.

Noble Sissle first sang in his father's Methodist Church, and he was a soloist in his Cleveland, Ohio, high school's glee club. After serving in World War I (1914–1918) as a drum major,...

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Sissle, Noble

Bill Egan.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 675 words.

lyricist, orchestra leader, and actor. Noble Lee Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the fourth of six children. His parents were the Reverend George A. Sissle, a Methodist...

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Sissle, Noble

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Conducting. 1666 words.

Sissle, Noble (10 July 1889–17 December 1975), popular songwriter and bandleader, was born Noble Lee Sissle in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of George Andrew Sissle, a Methodist minister,...

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Sissle, Noble (1889 - 1975), Lyricist, Bandleader, Popular Singer

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

lyricist, orchestra leader, and actor. Noble Lee Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the fourth of six children. His parents

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Sissle, Noble (1889 - 1975), Lyricist, Bandleader, Popular Singer

Annemarie Bean.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2005 words.

vocalist, lyricist, and orchestra leader, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His early interest in performance was influenced by his father, George Andrew, a Methodist Episcopal minister...

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Noble Sissle

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1889–1975).

Stage lyricist and performer. The first African American lyricist to find success on Broadway, he was also an animated performer and interpreter of his songs. Sissle...

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Sissle, Noble

Annemarie Bean.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2005 words.

vocalist, lyricist, and orchestra leader, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His early interest in performance was influenced by his father,

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Sissle Noble

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 309 words.

b. 10 July 1889, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 17 December 1975. Sissle’s early career was spent largely in vaudeville as

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Sissle, Noble

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 5 words.

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Sissle, Noble

Dennis Kennedy.

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 5 words.

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Sissle, Noble Lee (10 July 1889)

Anna Wheeler Gentry.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 230 words.

(b. Baltimore, Md., 7 Feb. 1883; d. Brooklyn, New York, 12 Feb. 1983)

Composer–lyricist team who

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Sissle, Noble (10 July 1889)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 459 words.

He first came to public attention as a singer in 1908 with Edward Thomas's Male Quartet, which performed on the

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Sissle, Noble (1889–1975)

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 265 words.

(1889–1975).

Stage lyricist and performer. The first African American lyricist to find success on Broadway, he was

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Sissle, Noble (1889–1975)

Barbara Lewis.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 135 words.

(1889–1975)

African-American performer who teamed with Eubie Blake in 1915 and helped revolutionize musical comedy. They met in

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Sissle, Noble (1889 - 1975), singer, songwriter, bandleader

John Graziano and Barry Kernfeld.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 683 words.

(b Indianapolis, 10 July 1889; d Tampa, FL, 17 Dec 1975). American singer, songwriter, and bandleader. He sang professionally from 1908, and worked as a singer and dancer through his years...

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Chocolate Dandies (jazz)

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 125 words.

Taking their name from a show written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, a small group led by Don

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Shuffle Along (1921)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 359 words.

a musical comedy by Flournoy Miller, Aubrey Lyles (book), Eubie Blake (music), Noble Sissle (lyrics). [63rd Street Theatre, 504

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Blake, Eubie (1883–1983)

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 226 words.

(1883–1983).

Stage composer and musician. A groundbreaking African American songwriter who often collaborated with lyricist Noble Sissle

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