More Rochester Trivia
Silent movie vamp Theda
Bara and the Lone Ranger's sidekick Jay Silverheels "Tonto" attended
East high school here in the 1900ís.
whose real name was Joe Yule, Jr., began his career here on the
stage of Rochesterís Gayety Theater one winter night in 1923 at
the age of 3 with his father.
claimed she was fired from a theater
stock group in Rochester by director George Cukor.
made his stage debut as a straight man in a comedy time at
Rochester's Corinthian Theater managed by his brother.
Jacobs, aka Danny Thomas, was a star basketball player for the Lewis
Street Center team and attended East high school.
Danielovich, aka Kirk Douglas, worked in a steel mill
here before his movie career started to earn money for college. He almost
married Peggy from Rochester in 1937.
Foster Brooks, Robert
Mimi Kennedy all began their careers in shows for Rochester Community
is the oldest community theater group in NY State.
Cab Calloway was born in
Rochester in 1907, Mitch Miller in 1911, and Chuck Mangione in 1940.
Dr. Francis Tumuelty, a
herbal medicine quack, buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester was
suspected of being Jack the Ripper.