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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tragic Death of Bert Savoy

Bert Savoy, a famous female impersonator during the nineteen teens and early 1920s, was killed by a lightning strike while on the beach at Long Beach, Long Island, New York, according to a news article dated June 27, 1923:

The death of Savoy shocked the Rialto. For eight years he had been a member of Savoy and Brennan, one of the best known present day vaudeville teams in the country and had drawn the plaudits of thousands of theater goers from coast to coast for his clever female impersonations. He also had been one of the star attractions of the last "Greenwich Village Follies".

Plaudit: acclaim, enthusiastic approval.

The Rialto: the Broadway theater district of New York(?)

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