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Barbette
Original name: Vander Clyde Broadway
Birth: Dec. 19, 1899
Breckenridge
Stephens County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1973
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

Actor, Trapeze Artist. At a young age he left home to become an acrobat. Later he formed a partnership with a woman trapeze artist assuming the role of her twin sister, who had died. As a solo-trapeze and wire-walker artist, he continued to dress as a woman, and in the mid-1920s he went to perform in Europe. He achieved great success in Paris, France, and was a friend of Jean Cocteau. In the early 1930s he posed for a series of photographs by artist Man Ray, who put into a book called, "Le Sang Dun Poete" and in 1932 appeared in the film, "The Blood Of A Poet." Later he returned to the United States and in 1938 he suffered injuries in a fall on a high-wire and was forced to retire. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeff B Broadway (1865 - 1928)
  Hattie M. Loving (1879 - 1949)
 
Burial:
Round Rock Cemetery
Round Rock
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section C, Row 2, Stone, 3
 
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Record added: Jan 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7093146
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