Bert Williams

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  • Birth Name: Egbert Austin Williams
  • Birth Place: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Died: March 4, 1922
  • Profession: Comedian, Singer
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  • Moved to the U.S. with his family at age 11.
  • Studied civil engineering in college, but had to drop out in order to help support his family.
  • Joined Martin and Seig's Mastodon Minstrels in 1893 and met George Walker there; the two paired up to form a comedy team.
  • Performed for King Edward VII of the United Kingdom in 1904.
  • Debuted his signature song, "Nobody," during the 1906 Broadway production of Abyssinia.
  • Hired by Ziegfield's Follies in 1910 and became their highest paid star.
  • Collapsed during a performance of Under the Bamboo Tree in 1922 and died several weeks later.

Relationships

  • Charlotte Thompson — Wife
  • Frederick Williams Jr. — Father
  • Julia Williams — Mother

College

  • Attended Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Egbert Austin Williams
  • Birth Place: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Died: March 4, 1922
  • Profession: Comedian, Singer