Bert WilliamsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Nobody
~ from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1910 and the 1955 movie "Seven Little Foys"
Music by Bert Williams and lyrics by Alex Rogers, 1905, 1933
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Notes: ~ Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He was by far the best-selling black recording artist before 1920. In 1918, the New York Dramatic Mirror called Williams "one of the great comedians of the world."

Williams was a key figure in the development of African-American entertainment. In an age when racial inequality and stereotyping were commonplace, he became the first black American to take a lead role on the Broadway stage, and did much to push back racial barriers during his career. Fellow vaudevillian W.C. Fields, who appeared in productions with Williams, described him as "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew

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