images of theatre and other popular entertainment
Saturday, 17 April 2010
remembering Patrick O'Connor (1949-2010)
Bessie Wentworth, whose real name was Elizabeth Andrews, gained considerable success during her short career. She sang a string of 'coon' songs, for which she would often appear in the guise of an American plantation negro, but without using burnt cork makeup. Her most famous song was 'Looking for a Coon Like Me.' Others included 'The Alabama Coon,' 'Happy 'Cos Dey Foun' Dis Coon' and 'Dey Loved Each Other all de While.'
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