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Actor Barbette


  • Birth name:

    Vander Clyde Broadway

  • Date of Birth:

    Trickem, Texas, USA


Barbette-- born Vander Clyde-- left home as a teenager to become a circus acrobat. He formed a partnership with a woman trapeze artist, assuming the role of her twin sister after the sister died. As a solo trapeze artist and wire-walker, he continued to dress as a woman, and in the mid-1920's he went to perform in Europe. He achieved substantial, if brief, acclaim in Paris, and was celebrated in a famous essay by his friend Jean Cocteau. In this era he also posed for a series of photographs by Man Ray an... more

Barbette Filmography

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Movie The Blood of a Poet The Blood of a Poet

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