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Harry Henry Leedy
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1907
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1975
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Artist's Manager. The Boswell Sisters received an invitation to come to Chicago and perform in 1928 and honed their act on the Western Vaudeville Circuit. When their tour ended they traveled to San Francisco. The hotel that had been recommended had a less than savory reputation, and the man at the desk suggested that these three young ladies might be better off in another hotel. That man, Harry Leedy, would later become their manager on a handshake and become a permanent part of Connee's life. They married Dec. 14,1935 at Peekskill, N.Y. At Harry's death in 1975 they had been married almost 40 years.

He apparently died of a heart attack, at his home, in New York City at the age of 67 years. Mr. Leedy, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, had represented the Boswell Sisters, Connee, Martha and Vet, and more recently had represented his wife as a solo performer.

 
 
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  Connee Boswell (1907 - 1976)
 
Burial:
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Hartsdale
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Priscilla
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57952585
Harry Henry Leedy
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Harry Henry Leedy
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Harry Henry Leedy
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- Gene Baumwoll CSW
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014

- AMELIA
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013
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