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Arthur Collins, the leading Minstrel-style dialect-comedy singer of the early 1900s, was born on February 7, 1864 in Philadelphia. Kansas-born (August 29, 1861) Byron G. Harlan became famous for his long series of hit duets with Arthur Collins, but enjoyed great success as a solo artist. Long a friend and neighbor of Thomas Edison, Harlan died on September 11, 1936.
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