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 Harry Henry Leedy

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Harry Henry Leedy

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
1 Jan 1975 (aged 67)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
57952585 View Source

Artist's Manager. The Boswell Sisters received an invitation to come to Chicago and perform in 1928 and honed their act on the Western Vaudeville Circuit. When their tour ended they traveled to San Francisco. The hotel that had been recommended had a less than savory reputation, and the man at the desk suggested that these three young ladies might be better off in another hotel. That man, Harry Leedy, would later become their manager on a handshake and become a permanent part of Connee's life. They married Dec. 14,1935 at Peekskill, N.Y. At Harry's death in 1975 they had been married almost 40 years.

He apparently died of a heart attack, at his home, in New York City at the age of 67 years. Mr. Leedy, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, had represented the Boswell Sisters, Connee, Martha and Vet, and more recently had represented his wife as a solo performer.

Artist's Manager. The Boswell Sisters received an invitation to come to Chicago and perform in 1928 and honed their act on the Western Vaudeville Circuit. When their tour ended they traveled to San Francisco. The hotel that had been recommended had a less than savory reputation, and the man at the desk suggested that these three young ladies might be better off in another hotel. That man, Harry Leedy, would later become their manager on a handshake and become a permanent part of Connee's life. They married Dec. 14,1935 at Peekskill, N.Y. At Harry's death in 1975 they had been married almost 40 years.

He apparently died of a heart attack, at his home, in New York City at the age of 67 years. Mr. Leedy, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, had represented the Boswell Sisters, Connee, Martha and Vet, and more recently had represented his wife as a solo performer.


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  • Created by: Priscilla
  • Added: 31 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 57952585
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57952585/harry-henry-leedy: accessed ), memorial page for Harry Henry Leedy (5 Jul 1907–1 Jan 1975), Find a Grave Memorial ID 57952585, citing Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA; Maintained by Priscilla (contributor 46543950).