Entertainer in vaudeville and Broadway; blackface comedian in minstrel shows.
Ma Burns is a supposedly refined woman trying to hijack a presumed gold shipment headed to from.
Pianist in silent movie theaters early in career.
Composer of Broadway shows and one of America's most famous composers of popular concert music.
Composer and lyricist with a gift for incorporating southern vernacular speech and images of country settings into songs.
Wrote mostly for New York stage but began working for films in 30's.
Arranger for Paul Whiteman; led several radio show bands.