Two of a kind

Here’s a photo from the May 9 1932 Toronto Daily Star of jazz musician Paul Whiteman and his doppelganger:


Paul Whiteman (1890-1967) was a successful recording artist in the 1920s and 1930s, and was nicknamed “The King of Jazz” as a result. Some critics disputed his title, claiming that his music lacked emotional depth. But Duke Ellington wrote, in his autobiography, that Whiteman was entitled to his throne, and that’s probably a good enough endorsement. You can decide for yourself: YouTube has some of his recordings, including Whispering and My Blue Heaven.

I could find no information on Earl Judy. Being Paul Whiteman’s lookalike turned out not to be a ticket to fame.

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