Eubie Blake in 'Pie Pie Blackbird'
Eubie Blake (and his band) as skeletons in 'Pie Pie Blackbird'
Eubie Blake (1887 - 1983)
Pie Pie Blackbird (1932) [Eubie Blake]: Burned to death (along with Fayard Nicholas, Harold Nicholas, and the rest of his band) when the music literally gets too hot; their skeletons continue performing after the fire. (Played for comic effect.) (This short film is included as a bonus feature in the US DVD of the 1929 film Hallelujah.)

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