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Weber & Fields

Weber & Fields were the most famous comedy team of a century ago, and they established their own theatre which brought audiences some of the finest actors and comics in America in burlesks of popular plays. They began as youngsters and tried all manner of ethnic comedy: Irish, blackface, German, combining roughhouse with patter songs and dance. They became stars in their teens and began producing their own shows. They separated in the early 1900s and followed separate careers in the theatre, occasionally re-teaming for movies and reunion galas.