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George Nash Walker
Birth: 1873
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1911
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

Entertainer. He teamed up with Egbert Austin "Bert" Williams in 1893 and their partnership as a vaudeville comedy team is considered to be one of the most successful in american theatrical history. He was considered one of the best straightmen in vaudeville. They became known as Williams and Walker. They began their careers doing minstrel acts on the San Francisco's barbary coast. Thier recordings are the earliest documented appearance by blacks on phonograph records. In 1897,they formed their own theatrical company which ran from 1902 to 1905. They produced, A Lucky Coon, Senegambian Carnival, The Policy Players, The Gold Bug, Sons of Ham,In Dahomey, and In Abyssinia. He produced 'In Dahomey', which opened in 1903. It became the first full-length black musical comedy that played on broadway in a New York theater. After their performances in "In Dahomey", they became the first team of black stars to become famous in America and internationally. (bio by: Tom Denardo) 
 
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  Aida Overton Walker (1880 - 1914)*
 
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Note: Birth year on headstone is at variance with most other sources on Walker
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 8 N
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Apr 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13891569
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