Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
James D. Bissell to Marlon Brando
Charles H. Blake Biography (1916-)
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- The Magician, Aska the Magician, Rialto, Louisville, KY, 1930.
New York Debut
- understudy (the Kids), Dead End, Belasco, 1936.
- corps, Ballet Russe, Convent Garden, 1938.
Principal Stage Appearances
- dancer, New Faces, Court, New York, 1937; dancer/magician, Crazy with the Heat, 44th Street Theater, 1939; singer, This Is the Army, Broadway, 1942.
- singer, Right This Way and This Is the Army, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA; Groucho Marx Touring Revue, 1946.
- singer, This Is the Army, 1944.
Principal Film Appearances
- dancer, Her Sister's Secret, 1946; lead, The Red Wagons, 1946; pilot, The Master Key, 1945.
Principal Television Appearances
- dancing magician, Rainbow Grill Room Broadcast and Trianon Room Broadcast, 1939.
- Films--The Eighth Lively Art. Ballet--International Ballet.
- Plays--Showboat, Germany, 1972. Film--The Eighth Lively Art. Television--Pee Wee King Show.
- Consultant--San Juan Ballet; Buffalo Ballet. Coached/Staged--Emmett Kelly Circus; Musical Revue (Spain); Palmer the Magician, European Magic Festival.
- The Mago (musical).
Inner Dancing, 1980; A Dancer's Handbook, 1981.
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