Low, Hite and Stanley


Low, Hite and Stanley was a highly vaudevillian act of the post vaudeville era who performed together from the mid 1930s through 1961. Amusingly, Roland Picaro Low was not the little person: that was Stanley Ross, who stood about three feet tall. And Henry Hite was about 7′ 9″.

Brooklyn native Low had started out with the acrobatic act at age 13. Then he was with the Three Jigsaws before joining Hite and Stanley. He was a very lucky avergae-sized man until the act broke up, performing in major theatres, night clubs and circuses all over the world. After the act, he lived in poverty until he passed away in 1998. A little of their act?

To learn about the history of vaudeville, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.


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