Eddie Leonard

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Eddie Leonard
Eddie Leonard 1929.jpeg
Born
Lemuel Golden Toney

(1870-10-17)October 17, 1870
DiedJuly 29, 1941(1941-07-29) (aged 70)
OccupationStage actor

Eddie Leonard (October 17, 1870 – July 29, 1941), born Lemuel Golden Toney, was a vaudevillian and a man considered the greatest American minstrel of his day, at a time when minstrel shows were an acceptable and popular mainstream entertainment in the United States. He performed in vaudeville for 45 years before that medium faded in the 1920s, and was known for such songs as "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" and "Roly Boly Eyes". He published his memoir titled What a Life I'm Telling You in 1934.

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