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Slappy White "The First Negro Vice President" 1970's Signed Autograph

White, Slappy  The First Negro Vice President 1970S Signed Autograph
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White, Slappy "The First Negro Vice President" 1970'S Signed Autograph
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White, Slappy  The First Negro Vice President 1970S Signed Autograph
Slappy White(Brunswick BL 754146)-"The First Negro Vice President"-LP. This vintage comedy LP was released in the 1970's and was recorded live at The Apollo Theatre in New York City.Much-loved funnyman Slappy White spent the bulk of his long career performing in nightclubs, particularly those catering to black audiences in Atlantic City, NJ and Las Vegas. He only occasionally appeared in feature films. Born Melvin White in Baltimore, Maryland, he was raised in poverty and started out dancing on the streets for small change. At one time, he partnered with Redd Foxx. Many years later, after both had become famous comics, they would sometimes perform together. White often drew upon the hardships of his early life to create his comedy. The wearing of a white and a black glove on either hand to symbolize the need for racial harmony was one of White's special trademarks. In 1969, White teamed with Steve Ross and they became one of the first successful racially mixed comedy acts. White made his feature-film debut with Ross in the silly sexploitation film The Man from O.R.G.Y. (1970). White sometimes appeared on television. In 1972, White played "Melvin" on Red Foxx's sitcom Sanford and Son. He also had a regular role on the 1995 children's series Fudge. He made his last film appearance in the Billy Crystal vehicle Mr. Saturday Night (1991). White was an honor board member and inductee in the National Comedy Hall of Fame. The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Slappy White...............CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.COVER HAS A BB HOLE IN UPPER LEFT CORNER.....................