Charles E. Mack

Charles Sellers (November 22, 1888, in White Cloud, Kansas – January 11, 1934) was an American minstrel show performer who worked in blackface under the stage name Charles Mack. He worked with John Swor and later George Moran as the Two Black Crows.

He married Marian Robinson. They divorced in 1931. He later married Myrtle Buckley on July 24, 1932, in San Diego, California.

He died on January 11, 1934, in Mesa, Arizona, in a car accident. He was driving when a tire blew out and the car overturned several times. His wife was injured but survived. Also in the car were his daughter, Mary Jane Mack, George Moran and Mack Sennett. The funeral arrangements were made by W. C. Fields and William S. Hart. Hart gave the eulogy and Noah Beery sang. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. His estate was valued at $50,000 (approximately $1,094,000 today).

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22, 1888 (White Cloud), Died January 11, 1934 (Mesa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, vocalist

Notes: Half of the Moran and Mack team.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W98413 12-in. 12/21/1927 Elder Eatmore's sermon on throwing stones Two Black Crows Comic scene, with organ speaker  
(Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mack, Charles E.," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105754.

Mack, Charles E.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105754.

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DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105754

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