Edgar Connor (Edgar Marcelis Connor)

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Edgar Connor grew up dancing for pennies on the streets of Jacksonville, Florida, when, in 1906, J. Rosamond Johnson and Bob Cole, two black vaudevillians, recruited him to sing and dance in two of their vaudeville productions, "The Shoo-Fly Regiment" and "The Red Moon." From there, he became a fixture in vaudeville both in the States, and abroad, appearing in dance revues on cruise ships as well as in nightclubs and theaters in France, particularly Cannes. He also headed the road show "Shuffle Along No. 2" for a number of years before going into movies. Read more...