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Singin' Sam



  • Existence: 1888 - 1948

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Biography of Harry A. Frankel by Helene Davis Frankel, circa 1948, 1990

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This file contains a photocopy of a biography of performer Harry A. Frankel written by his wife, "Smiles" Frankel (Helene Davis Frankel). According to her biography, Frankel himself was known as "Singin' Sam," thanks to a lengthy career in vaudeville, usually in blackface, and later as a radio pitchman for the Great States Lawn Mower Company, Barbasol, and Coca Cola, on station WLW. The cover page indicates that "Mary Ellen" wrote about Harry Frankel in her newspaper column. Another note on the...
Dates: circa 1948, 1990