Emmett 'Babe' Wallace

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
Truly a Renaissance man, Emett Babe Wallace, born 1909 in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the epitome of a "show-biz" person.

After becoming a bouncer for Harlem's Savoy Ballroom at age 19, he went on to eventually perform as a singer there. He also performed in the most noted venues worldwide; including Small's Paradise, The Apollo Theater and The Cotton Club. Around 1940, he fronted Ella Fitzgerald's band and in 1956, went on to reside in Israel, where he became a popular recording artist for the Blue Jazz record label, singing in English and Yiddish. Read more...


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