Nobody : The Story of Bert Williams

Nobody : The Story of Bert Williams

By: Charters, Ann

Price: $65.00

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Slightly bumped with a slightly bowed front cover. Jacket has a minor amount of soiling to rear panel. Front panel curls outward a bit. Binding square and tight, interior clean. A nice copy in protective Brodart cover. First full-length, illustrated biography of the most gifted Negro entertainer of his time: 1892 until his death in 1922. W.C. Fields called him the funniest man he ever saw and the saddest man he ever knew. Booker T. Washington had this to say about Bert Williams: "He has done more for the race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts. I have been obliged to fight my way." Though held back in life and his career by racial prejudices, he was successful enough to open the door for future black entertainers, singers, and dancers.

Title: Nobody : The Story of Bert Williams

Author: Charters, Ann

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 01331

Keywords: BERT WILLIAMS NEGRO BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENTERTAINER SINGER DANCER VAUDEVILLE COMEDIAN NOBODY,