Harrison Stewart

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Comedic Actor
  • Lyricist

Harrison Stewart was a comedic actor and lyricist in the United States.[1] He performed at the Pekin Theater in Chicago.[2][3][4][5] A photographofhim in blackface appears on the cover of a songsheet for "Give Me Shelter, Grub, and Spending Change Then I'll Be Satisfied" held in the Denver Public Library archives.[6]

After leaving the Pekin Theater in 1908 he took over for the ill Ernest Hogan as the lead in Oyster Man.[3]


  1. NYA, article Pekin Theatre 1908 (July 9, 1908). "Harrison Stewart - photo". p. 6 – via newspapers.com.
  2. "The Theatre". Meyer Bros. & Company. February 23, 1908 – via Google Books.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hill, Errol; Hatch, James V. (July 17, 2003). "A History of African American Theatre". Cambridge University Press – via Google Books.
  4. Buck, Daniel Dana (February 23, 1907). "The Progression of the Race in the United States and Canada: Treating of the Great Advancement of the Colored Race". Atwell Printing and Binding Company – via Google Books.
  5. Sampson, Henry T. (February 23, 1988). "The Ghost Walks: A Chronological History of Blacks in Show Business, 1865-1910". Scarecrow Press – via Google Books.
  6. "Give me shelter, grub and spending change : then I'll be satisfied | DPL DAMS". digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org.

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