Stars of Vaudeville #798: Harry Pease


Today is the birthday of Harry Pease (1886-1945. According to encyclopediast Anthony Slide, Pease was known in vaudeville as “The Boy with the Golden Voice” and wrote special material for many vaudevillians. Among the many tunes he co-wrote: “I Don’t Want to get Well”, a hilarious  1917 hit for Van and Schenck, and “Frankfurter Sandwiches”, notoriously performer by Harry Rose in a 1929 Movietone. And of course “Peggy O’Neil”, sung by EVERYBODY.

I Don't Want To Get Well

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


And please check out my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from etc etc etc


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