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Chris Smith (October 12, 1879 - October 4, 1949) was a United States composer and performer. October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Smith was born in Charleston, South Carolina; he started traveling with Medicine Shows when young and went into Vaudeville where he performed in an acts with Elmer Bowman and Jimmie Durante. He also wrote music for Bert Williams. Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Official website: http://www. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... James Francis Jimmy Durante (February 10, 1893 - January 29, 1980) was an American entertainer, one of the most popular and recognized personalities of the 1920s-1960s. ... Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was the pre-eminent African American entertainer of his era. ...


Smith composed many tunes, including such hits as Ballin' The Jack, Down In Honky Tonk Town, Good Morning, Carie, The Camel Walk, and Junk Man Rag.


Smith died in New York City. Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...


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For the British MP of the same name, see Chris Smith (UK politician). A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Christopher Robert Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, PC (born 24 July 1951) is a British Labour Party politician and former Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister. ...


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Chris Smith (1879 - 1949) was a United States composer and performer.
Smith was born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 12, 1879.
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Chris travelled to Tennessee in October 2003 to film and record the 3rd movement of his 1st Piano Concerto with The Studio Orchestra under the baton of jazz legend Rusty Holloway.
Chris recently received a request from concert pianist, David Helfgott, subject of the Oscar winning film "Shine", for the score to the piano variation of Fantasy.
Chris is an accomplished artist and published poet with some of his portraiture work remaining on permanent public display throughout Scotland.
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