Biographies & Memoirs

Fred Allen: Much Ado about Me by Fred Allen
Fred Allen: Treadmill to Oblivion by Fred Allen
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle: The Day the Laughter Stopped by David Yallop
Fred Astaire: Steps in Time: An Autobiography
Cholly Atkins (and Honi Coles): Class Act: The Jazz Life of Choreographer Cholly Atkins by
CA & Jacqui Malone
Baby Peggy, Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy by Dana Serra Cary (Baby Peggy)
Jack Benny by Irving Fein
Jack Benny: Sunday Nights at Seven by Joan & Jack Benny
Milton Berle: An Autobiography by Milton Berle
Irving Berlin: As Thousands Cheer: The Life of IB by Laurence Bergreen
Joan Blondell: Center Door Fancy (autobiographical fiction) by Joan Blondell
Fanny Brice: The Fabulous Fanny by Norman Katkov
Fanny Brice: Funny Woman by Barbara Grossman
Bricktop by Bricktop & James Haskins
Joe E. Brown: Laughter Is a Wonderful Thing by J.E. Brown & Ralph Hancock
George Burns: The Hundred Year Dash by Martin Gottfried
Burns & Allen: Gracie: A Love Story by George Burns
James Cagney by John McCabe
Cagney by Cagney by James Cagney
Eddie Cantor: Take My Life by Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor: Banjo Eyes: EC & the Birth of Modern Stardom by Herbert G. Goldman
George M. Cohan by John McCabe
Will Cressy: Continuous Vaudeville by Will Cressy
Lotta Crabtree: The Triumphs & Trials of LC by David Dempsey & Raymond Baldwin
Sally De May: Almost Famous by Sally De May
Jack Donahue: Letters of a Hoofer to His Ma by Jack Donahue
Marie Dressler by Matthew Kennedy
Marie Dressler: The Unlikeliest Star by Betty Lee
Marie Dressler: The Life Story of an Ugly Duckling by Marie Dressler
Jimmy Durante: Schnozzola by Gene Fowler
Gracie Fields: Sing as We Go by Gracie Fields
Lew Fields (and Joe Weber): Bowery to Broadway: Lew Fields and the Roots of American Popular Theater by Armond Fields & L. Marc Fields
W.C. Fields: The Man on the Flying Trapeze by Simon Louvish
George L. Fox: The Age and Stage of George L. Fox by Laurence Senelick
Eddie Foy by Armond Fields
Joe Frisco: Comic, Jazz Dancer, and Railbird by Ed Lowry, Charlie Foy, Paul Levitt
Mousie Garner: Autobiography of a Vaudeville Stooge by Paul “Mousie” Garner & Sharon F. Kissane
Betty Garrett and Other Songs by Betty Garrett & Ron Rapoport
Yvette Guilbert: This Was Yvette Guilbert by Bettina Knapp & Myra Chipman
Texas Guinan: Queen of the Nightclubs by Louise Berlinger
W. C. Handy: The Father of the Blues by WCH and Arna Bontemps
Tommy Handley
by Ted Kavanagh
Harrigan & Hart: The Merry Partners: The Age and Stage of Harrigan & Hart by E.J. Kahn
Harrity Family: The World Famous Harrity Family by Richard Harrity
Ted Healy: Nobody’s Stooge by Bill Cassara
Libby Holman by Milt Machlin
Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman
Alberta Hunter: A Celebration of the Blues by Frank C. Taylor & Gerald Cook
Eugene “Pineapple” Jackson: His Own Story by EWJ & Gwendolyn Sides St. JulianElsie Janis: If I Know What I Mean by Elsie Janis
Georgie Jessel: So Help Me by George Jessel
Georgie Jessel: The World I Lived In by George Jessel
Al Jolson: You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet by Robert Oberfirst
Danny Kaye: Nobody’s Fool: The Lives of Danny Kaye by Martin Gottfried
Buster Keaton: Keaton by Rudi Blesh
Buster Keaton: My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton
Walter C. Kelly: Of Me I Sing by WCK, The Virginia Judge
Alan King: Name-Dropping: The Life and Lies of Alan King by AK & Chris Chase
Bert Lahr: Notes on a Cowardly Lion by John Lahr
Harry Lauder: Roamin’ in the Gloamin’ by Sir Harry Lauder
Eddie Leonard: What a Life, I’m Telling You by Eddie Leonard
Joe E. Jewis: The Joker Is Wild: The Story of Joe E. Lewis by Art Cohn
Beatrice Lillie: The Funniest Woman in the World by Bruce Laffey
Beatrice Lillie: Every Other Inch a Lady by Beatrice Lillie & James Brough
Jenny Lind: Enchanted Jenny Lind by Laura Benet
Little Tich: Giant of the Music Hall by Mary Tich & Richard Findlater
Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music-halls by Richard Anthony Baker
Pigmeat Markham: Here Come the Judge by Dewey “Pigmeat” Markham
Chico Marx: Growing Up with Chico by Maxine Marx
Groucho Marx by Hector Arce
Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx & Rowland Barker
Marx Brothers: Monkey Business by Simon Louvish
Ann Miller: Tops in Taps by Jim Connor
Molly Spotted Elk by Bunny McBride
Lola Montez: A Life by Bruce Seymour
Helen Morgan: Her Life and Legend by Gilbert Maxwell
Zero Mostel (and Jack Gilford): 170 Years of Show Business by Kate Mostel & Madeline Gilford
Ken Murray: Life on a Pogo Stick by Ken Murray
Nicholas Brothers: Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers by Constance Vallis Hall
Jack Oakie’s Double Takes
by Jack Oakie
Olsen & Johnson: An Unforgettable Flight by Moya Olsen Lear
Tony Pastor: Dean of the Vaudeville Stage by Parker Sellers
Molly!: An Autobiography by Molly Picon
Rosa Ponselle: A Centenary Biography by James A. Drake
Eleanor Powell: First Lady of Dance by Alice B. Levin
Eleanor Powell: A Bio-Biography by Margie Schultz
F.F. Proctor: Vaudeville Pioneer by William Moulton Marston & John Henry Feller
George Raft by Lewis Yablonsky
Martha Raye: Take It from the Big Mouth by Joan Maddern Pitrone
Andy Razaf: Black & Blue: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf by Barry Singer
Harry Richman: A Hell of a Life by Harry Richman
Bill Robinson: Mr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson by N.R. Mitgang & Jim Haskins
Ginger Rogers: Ginger: My Story by Ginger Rogers
Will Rogers: The Man and His Times by Richard M. Ketchum
Mickey Rooney: The Nine Lives of Mickey Rooney by Arthur Marx
Mickey Rooney: Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney
Billy Rose: The Nine Lives of Billy Rose by Polly Rose Gottlieb
Benny Rubin: Come Backstage with Me by Benny Rubin
Lillian Russell by Armond Fields
Ruth St. Denis: Divine Dancer by Suzanne Shelton
Ruth St. Denis: An Unfinished Life by Ruth St. Denis
Jimmy Savo: I Bow to the Stones by Jimmy Savo
Blossom Seeley: Marquard & Seeley by Noel Hynd
Ted Shawn: A Thousand and One Night Stands by Ted Shawn & Gray Poole
Lee & Jake Shubert: A Half Century of Show Business and the Fabulous Empire of the Brothers Shubert by Jerry Stagg
Sime Silverman: Lord Broadway: Variety’s Sime by Dayton Stoddart
Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake: Reminiscing with Sissle & Blake by Robert Kimball & William Bolcom
Fred Stone by Armond Fields
Fred Stone: Rolling Stone by Fred Stone
Three X Sisters, Hamilton & Fordyce: In Sweet Harmony by Glenn Santos
Vesta Tilley: The Great Little Tilley and Her Times by Gwynedd Sudworth
Fats Waller: His Life and Times by Joel Vance
Sophie Tucker: Some of These Days by Sophie Tucker
Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow by Ethel Waters & Charles Samuels
Ethel Waters: To Me It’s Wonderful by Ethel Waters
Joe Weber & Lew Fields: Weber & Fields by Felix Isman
Mae West: Becoming Mae West by Emily Leider
Bert Wheeler & Robert Woolsey: Wheeler & Woolsey: The Vaudeville Comedy Duo and Their Films by Edward Watz
Whitman Sisters: The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters & the Negotiation of Race, Gender & Class in African American Theater by Nadine George-Graves
Bert Williams: Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams by Ann Charters
Ed Wynn’s Son by Keenan Wynn & James Brough
Henny Youngman: Take My Life by Henny Youngman & Neal Karlen

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