Entertainers

Arthur Tatum
United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
 
Humphrey DeForest Bogart
United States film actor (1899-1957)
 
ballet master
a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
 
comedienne
a female actor in a comedy
 
conjurer
someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
 
rock 'n' roll musician
a performer or composer or fan of rock music
 
humourist
someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
 
carillonneur
a musician who plays a carillon
 
koto player
a musician who plays the koto
 
Leslie Howard Stainer
English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
 
standby
an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
 
ballerina
a female ballet dancer
 
Paul Bustill Robeson
United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)
 
yodeller
a singer who changes register rapidly (popular is Swiss folk songs)
 
Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert
Irish dancer (1818-1861)
 
Woodrow Charles Herman
United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
 
Karl Czerny
Austrian virtuoso pianist and composer of many works for the piano; studied with Beethoven and was a teacher of Liszt (1791-1857)
 
Rosa Melba Ponselle
United States soprano (1897-1981)
 
Agnes George de Mille
United States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
 
wag
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
 
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