Person

Person Name Walker, Ada Overton
Alternate Names Overton, Ada (Maiden name) ,
Walker, Aida Overton (Stage name) ,
Overton, Aida (Stage name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity African-American
Country(ies) of Residence United States
Birth Date February 14, 1880
Death Date October 11, 1914
Dates Active 1896 - 1914
Genre Specialization(s) Minstrelsy, Modern dance, Drama
Performing Art Group Affiliations Black Patti Troubadours, Williams and Walker Company
Reference(s) Nobody; The Story of Bert Williams ,
Bert Williams; A Biography of the Pioneer Black Comedian
Notes Actress, minstrel, dancer. Wife of George Walker. Performed with Williams and Walker Company minstrels. Regarded as the best black woman dancer in the US during her time, and as the first black female choreographer. SFPALM

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1908, Williams and Walker Company, Bandanna Land
Representations of person in components 1003727, 1003754
Components associated with person 1003714