Barbette

Barbette

Original Name Vander Clyde Broadway
Birth
Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas, USA
Death 5 Aug 1973 (aged 73)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Plot Section C, Row 2, Stone, 3
Memorial ID 7093146 · View Source
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Actor, Trapeze Artist. At a young age he left home to become an acrobat. Later he formed a partnership with a woman trapeze artist assuming the role of her twin sister, who had died. As a solo-trapeze and wire-walker artist, he continued to dress as a woman, and in the mid-1920s he went to perform in Europe. He achieved great success in Paris, France, and was a friend of Jean Cocteau. In the early 1930s he posed for a series of photographs by artist Man Ray, who put into a book called, "Le Sang Dun Poete" and in 1932 appeared in the film, "The Blood Of A Poet." Later he returned to the United States and in 1938 he suffered injuries in a fall on a high-wire and was forced to retire.

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  • Added: 18 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7093146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbette (19 Dec 1899–5 Aug 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7093146, citing Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .