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Historical Figures You Didn't Know Were Black

BETTY BOOP - Origin Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the The Cotton Club in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and copied Ms. Jones' singing style! went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer cartoon character's voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP


Born Esther Jones, in the 1920s her stage name was Baby Esther an her hit song was "Boop oop doop!"....Betty Boop