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Georgie Price

Georgie Price

American entertainer
Georgie Price
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Intro American entertainer
Was Entertainer
From United States of America
Type Entertainment
Gender male
Birth 5 January 1901, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 10 May 1964 (aged 63 years)
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Biography

Georgie Price (George Edwards Price January 5, 1901 - May 10, 1964) was an American vaudeville singer and comic who performed in Vitaphone shorts in the 1920s and 1930s. Price began as a child performer in public places such as barrooms and streetcars, before winning amateur competitions. At six years old, he so impressed opera singer Enrico Caruso that he performed with Caruso in a benefit concert for a deceased police officers family. It was Price, as a vaudeville child star, who in 1909 introduced the famous Edwards-Madden song By the Light of the Silvery Moon in Gus Edwards' revue School Boys and Girls. As a boy performer he also appeared on Broadway with girl actor Lila Lee, later a well-known film actress. As an adult professional he drew comparisons to Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.
A bitter dispute with Shubert theatre magnate, Jacob J. Shubert, caused Price by the late 1920s to give up show business to work as a Wall Street broker. Shubert had originally hired Price with the promise to turn him into a major headliner, but then reneged and in turn refused to fulfill the financial obligations on Price's contract.
Georgie Price appeared in the stage show at the Mastbaum Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Barto and Mann and Maria Gambarelli (Gamby) in March, 1932.

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