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Show Time at the Apollo (1955– )

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy, Music

Music, comedy and dance featuring African-American performers are blended together in this variety show.
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Updated Dec 31, 1955

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1955 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Willie Bryant
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Nipsey Russell
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7
Lionel Hampton
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6
Herb Jeffries
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6
Amos Milburn
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6
Mantan Moreland
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5
Sarah Vaughan
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5
Ruth Brown
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5
Paul Williams
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5
Martha Davis
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4
Nat 'King' Cole
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4
The Larks
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4
Mantan Moreland and Nipsey Russell
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Bill Bailey
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4
Cab Calloway
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4
The Clovers
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Dinah Washington
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Delta Rhythm Boys
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Cholly Atkins
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Charles 'Honi' Coles
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3
Larry Darnell
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3
Duke Ellington
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3
Big Joe Turner
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Faye Adams
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Count Basie
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Freddy and Flo
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Leonard Reed
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Count Basie and His Orchestra
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Little Buck
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Jimmy Brown
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The Businessmen of Rhythm
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Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra
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Jonah Jones
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Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham
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Freddie Robinson
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