|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1911|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1957|
North Carolina, USA
"Teddy" Bane graduated from King City High School, King City, California, in 1925.
The interests of Teddy Bane from his King City high school yearbooks:
Teddy Bane . . .
• Class President ‘23
• "Clarence [Play]" ‘24
• "Los Castillios de Torresnobles [Play]" ‘24
• Junior Stunt ‘24
• Class Treasurer ‘24
• Dramatic Club ‘24
• Baseball ‘24
• Football Captain '24, ‘25
• Vice-President of Executive Council ‘25
• "The Florist Shop [Play]" ‘25
• Track ‘25
• Baseball '24, ‘25
• Art Editor of Annual ‘25
Teddy was also very interested in acting, singing and dancing.
Here are some yearbook quotes about him:
"The Juniors had shown very good taste in the selections of their material and the next number was a short portion taken from John Drinkwater's "Abraham Lincoln." Teddy's interpretation of Lincoln deserves special mention, for it was exceptionally good."
[Regarding Clarence – the play] "Teddy was even better than usual, I thought. How does he do it! He's perfectly home on the stage."
The 1940 Federal Census shows Teddy living in New York City at 332 West 45th Street.
Presumably he had been living there studying while singing. His first wife Dorothy's occupation was an actress and his second wife Myriam was said to be a dancer.
Excerpt from a 2012 email conversation with Teddy's daughter Rebecca "Becky" Bane:
"I do know that our Dad was about 10 years older than our mother, and they met back stage at a dance club, as he was a singer with a group of two other men called the "keynotes". Our mother was a dancer! She loved such dances as the "jitterbug", the "big apple", and "the swing" As a matter of fact they were in the process of building a dance studio in our basement for mother to instruct "ballroom dancing" and he passed away suddenly in the hospital from a heart attack as he was scheduled to come home the following day. Anyway Dad was a baritone tenor and studied voice lessons under a lady in or from New York named Doris Stapleton. Our mother spoke often about her when I was a child and asked questions about Dad's singing."
Bill Bane from 1942 Newspaper article with his photo:
St. Petersburg Times (Florida) Thursday, March 12, 1942
"Star in Plaza Stage Review"
"Presenting beaming Bill Bane (above), baritone, one-third of the harmony trio known as "The Keynotes," starring vocally in the new Dan Fitch revue, "Victory Jamboree." playing at the Plaza theater today and Friday. These three boys provide musical background for the dance ensembles of the "All American" beauty chorus. Co-starring with "The Keynotes" is that old-timer of the vaudeville stage, Bee Ho Gray, who was a partner of the late Will Rogers in his rodeo days. He specializes in rope spinning and banjo twanging to the accompaniment of sagebrush humor. Appearing with him is his trained "singing coyote." Five other headliners of vaudeville also appear in "Victory Jamboree."
Newspaper obituary from the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, March 27, 1957, page 5A:
"BANE, William W., aged 45, of 2150 Lockport Dr., died Tuesday afternoon in a local hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Bane, born September 15, 1911, in King City, California, and was the son of Mrs. W. W. Bane and the late Mr. Bane. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church and was associated with the Charlotte General Tire Co. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Myriam Stanley; two daughters, Faviana and Becky; two sons, Billy and Stanley; mother, Mrs. W. W. Bane of King City, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Robert K. Haskell of Larchmont, N. Y. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Harry and Bryant Funeral Service."
William Walker Bane (1876 - 1943)
Rebecca Favianna Biscarro Bane (1879 - 1971)
Myriam Constance Stanley Bane (1921 - 1996)*
Myrtle Estella Haskell (1900 - 1996)*
William Warren "Teddy" Bane (1911 - 1957)
Sharon Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Monte Duran
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38880736