List of entertainers who performed in blackface

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This is a list of entertainers known to have performed in blackface.

Bert Williams, shown here in blackface, was the highest-paid African-American entertainer of his day.

A–C  D–G  H–L  M–R  S–Z


A–C

D–G

H–L

M–R

S–Z

External links

References

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  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 Primarily a blackface performer.
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  22. "Herbert Nadal, 83, Dies. Vaudeville Performer Noted for Minstrel Routines". New York Times. January 28, 1957. Retrieved 2015-01-25. 
  23. "Neil O'Brien Dies at 85. Retired Minstrel Once With Primrose and Dockstader". New York Times. January 14, 1954. Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
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