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    The Duncan Sisters - Dawning, 1927

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    The Duncan Sisters with two pianos accompaniment by Mr. And Mrs. Charles Kisco - Dawning (Abner Silver /Maceo Pinkard) Victor 1927 (USA)

    NOTE: The Duncan Sisters are considered as one of the greatest sisters duett in history of the vadeuville stage. They were born in LA (Rosetta in 1896; Vivian in 1899) as daughters of a violinist turned salesman. They began their stage careers in 1911 as part of the cast of Gus Edwards' Kiddies' Revue. Their best known stage act was “Topsy and Eva” inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. For several decades they performed not only on stage, but as night club entertainers in New York and in London and - not so successfully - in the movies. They remained active thru 1940/50s until Rosetta was killed in a car crash (1959). Vivien died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1986.