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 Cuba Island Crutchfield

Cuba Island Crutchfield

Birth
Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 14 Oct 1969 (aged 78)
Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
Burial Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
Plot 1C-32-6
Memorial ID 7310220 · View Source
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Entertainer. He was one of the great trick ropers of all time, like his cousin and contemporary, Will Rogers. In 1912, Buffalo Bill Cody saw him perform and invited him to join his Wild West show. He performed with Annie Oakley, among others, as the troupe toured Philadelphia, New York and other cities of the east. He was a Vaudeville star in the first quarter of the 1900s, appearing on Broadway, the Ziegfield Theater, the New York Hippodrome Theater and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City with the likes of Harry Houdini, Enrico Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Mae West, Fred Stone and Will Rogers. Shows in which he performed often ended with him spinning a 100-foot lasso around the entire cast of performers. He toured Europe and dabbled in Hollywood, starring in three silent films.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Gwen Nolte
  • Added: 30 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7310220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cuba Island Crutchfield (15 Mar 1891–14 Oct 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7310220, citing Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .