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A. Robins

One of the most mysterious acts in vaudeville was A. Robins, the One Man Music Shop and it remains a mystery although Vaudeville Times has been collecting the reminiscences of people who worked with him, saw his act or knew someone associated with his career. Although A. Robins seems to have stopped performing sometime around WWII, an unbilled performers does a portion of his act in a Betty Grable movie and, a decade later, a third person (Sam Levine, formerly of the Radio Ramblers) performed a version of Robinís act on Captain Kangaroo and was billed as the Banana Man.