Aida Overton Walker
February 14, 1880, a singer, dancer, actress and a choreographer was brought into the world. Aida Overton Walker started her career as a teenage chorus member of "Black Patti's Troubadours." She was the leading African-American female performing artist the turn of the century. She was later married to George Walker and worked as a choreographer for Williams & Walker, her husbands comedy duo. Walker played the female lead in The Policy Players (1899), Sons of Hams (1900), In Dahomey (1902), In Abyssinia (1906), and Bandanna Land (1908). A performance at Buckingham Palace in 1903 made Walker an international star. Her last performance was Salome at Oscar Hammerstein's Theater in New York City.
In 1914 she died, but will be remembered for her performances and being one of the first black international stars. Aida Walker was compared to Florence Mills and Josephine Baker.
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