From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

McIntosh, Tom

(born: 1840  -  died: 1904) 

McIntosh, born in Lexington, KY, was a comedian who had his greatest success with Callender's Georgia Minstrels. In addition to his great comedic talent, McIntosh was also an exhibition drummer and singer. During his career, he teamed with female impersonator Willis Ganze, performing on some of the leading circuits in the U.S. He then teamed with his wife, Hattie McIntosh, for a short period. McIntosh later took the starring role of Mr. Bullion in "Southern Enchantment" with the Smart Set Company; he replaced Kentucky native Ernest Hogan [Reuben Crowders]. McIntosh died of a stroke while the Smart Set Company was en route to Indianapolis. For more see his career review by Sylvester Russell, "Tribute to Tom M'Intosh," Indianapolis Freeman, 04/09/1904, p. 5; and Profiles of African American Stage Performers and Theatre People, 1816-1960, by B. L. Peterson, Jr.


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NKAA Entry: Crowders, Reuben [Ernest Hogan]
NKAA Source: The Freeman [Indianapolis Freeman] (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Profiles of African American stage performers and theatre people, 1816-1960

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