At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.
He was a silly guy. Out - do the other guy. That was his effort at all times.
My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience.
We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free.
We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.
What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't.
90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.
Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any.
Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time. And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice.