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Jules Bledsoe
Birth: Dec. 29, 1899
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1943
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Singer, Composer. Born in Waco, Texas, he was one of the first African American performers to appear on Broadway as an original. As a concert baritone singer, he was the lead character for the classic musical "Showboat" (1927), which featured his presentation of the song "Ol' Man River". He also song in the stage versions of "The Deep" (1926), "In Abraham's Bosom" (1926), "Emperor Jones" (1934) and song in feature films such as "Safari", "Western Union", "Showboat" and "Santa Fe Trail" in the early 1940s. As a composer, his credits included "African Suite", "Does Ah Luv You?", "Pagan Prayer", "Good Old British Blue" and "Ode to America". He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Hollywood, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Greenwood Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Near Front, 1st Road On Right
GPS (lat/lon): 31.34368, -97.06684
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18071
Jules Bledsoe
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Jules Bledsoe
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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