Elisabeth Welch

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by Elisabeth Welch

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27 February 1904, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 July 2003, Northolt, Middlesex, England. After working in obscurity as a singer and dancer in various New York nightspots, Welch attracted considerable attention with her appearance in the 1923 Broadway musical Runnin’ Wild, in which she introduced a new dance to the tune of the ‘Charleston’. She appeared in several all-black revues, on and off-Broadway, during the next few years, including The Chocolate Dandies (1924) and Lew... Read more

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