BirthdayNovember 12, 1874

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Bert Williams

    Full name: Bert Williams
    Also known as: Williams, Bert, Bert Williams
    Professions: Entertainer, Film actor and director
    Work: Bert Williams
    Occupation: Entertainer/Actor/Comedian

  2. Bert Williams Death information

    Died: Saturday, 4th of March, 1922 (Age: 47)

  3. Bert Williams Biography

    Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He was by far the best-selling black recording artist before 1920. In 1918, the New York Dramatic Mirror called Williams "one of the great comedians of the world."Williams was a key figure in the development of African-American entertainment. In an age when racial inequality and stereotyping were commonplace, he became the first black American to take a lead role on the Broadway stage, and did much to push back racial barriers during his career. Fellow vaudevillian W.C. Fields, who appeared in productions with Williams, described him as "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew."

  4. Bert Williams Family

    Spouse: Lottie Williams

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