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This is part three of a seven-part series in which I feature guests who are all People of Color who performed in Hallelujah Hollywood!, Jubilee!, and/or Hello, Hollywood, Hello! between 1973-2016. Anthony Brown started his Las Vegas entertainer journey in Reno performing in Hello, Hollywood, Hello!. After one short contract, he joined the Ebony Guys and Gals line in Jubilee! He pursued different careers from police officer to professional fighter and kept his night job performing in Jubilee! nightly.
Pushing to break the color barrier with the show, he became the first Black Samson in Jubilee! and later the first black principal dancer. Anthony has many fun stories to share about his twenty-three years in the show. Enjoy!
Mentioned on the show
Anthony was interviewed a number of times on television for his wild life as a police officer by day and show boy at night. Here is one video I found on the Youtube!
ep 035 Diversifying the Narrative: stories from dancers of the line formerly known as the Ebony line and beyond part 7
I had the honor of speaking to dancers from the line formerly known as the Ebony line for this special episode. Make sure to listen to each of their individual episodes in addition to this culmination of this special series. Featuring Pete Menefee, Jakki Ford, Anthony Brown, Gayve Littles, Victor Littles, Frieda Bronfin, Eileen Ryans Scott and Andrew Branche.
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