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“Seriously Coot DO THIS Thing” was the name from the melody, and she did. Coot Offer was the primary stage name of Leola B. Pettigrew, a vintage blues vocalist and guitarist from Alabama whose legal name became Leola Wilson pursuing her relationship to executing partner Wesley Wilson. The set, who ironically had been born within the same calendar year, met and started performing jointly in 1905 and had been wed seven years afterwards. Pettigrew had been referred to as Coot Offer by this time around, the name representing some type of wordplay in the nickname “Cutie.” She have been involved in present business since she was a kid, beginning being a dancer in vaudeville. Before the start of the initial World Battle she had currently toured both European countries and South Africa, occasionally appearing beneath the name of Patsy Hunter. Her hubby, who performed both piano and body organ, also performed under a number of bizarre stage brands including Catjuice Charlie, within a gross-out duo with Pigmeat Pete, in addition to Child Wilson, Jenkins, Socks, and Sox Wilson. The couple, billed as Offer & Wilson, Child & Coot, and Hunter & Jenkins, made an appearance and documented with best jazz artists such as for example Fletcher Henderson, Mezz Mezzrow, Sidney Bechet, and Louis Armstrong. They performed in musical comedies, vaudeville, vacationing displays, and revues, and in 1933 made an appearance within the film Emperor Jones using the well-known vocalist Paul Robeson. Their songwriting was certainly as essential as these executing activities. The few released some 400 music, most famous which is certainly “Gimme a Pigfoot,” among classic blues vocalist Bessie Smith’s grandest strikes. There appeared to be no subject matter this songwriting set wouldn’t contact, as evidenced by game titles such as for example “Dem Socks Dat My Pappy Wore” as well as the regrettably unreleased “Neck Trimming Blues.” On her behalf own, Give also recorded nation blues including some collaborations with guitarist Blind Blake in 1926. The professions of both she and her spouse started to falter within the mid-’30s, using the pair time for the studios just briefly in 1938, and once again a decade later on when Mezzrow employed them to execute and write materials for his fresh Ruler Jazz label. Give kept performing pursuing her husband’s pension in 1948, but ultimately dropped up to now out of view that up to now, no details have already been found out about her loss of life. All the materials she performed, single and in duo with Wesley Wilson, continues to be reissued on archive brands such as Record.

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Full Name Coot Grant
Died October 10, 1958, Riverside County, California, United States
Music Songs Get off with Me, Stevedore Man, Find Me At The Greasy Spoon, Dem Socks Dat My Pappy Wore, Keep Your Hands Off My Mojo, When Your Man Is Going To Put You Down, Scoop It, Rollin' Mill Blues, You Dirty Mistreater, Rock, Aunt Dinah, Rock, Crying Won't Make Him Stay, Mama Didn't Do It And Papa Didn't Do It, Speak Now Or Hereafter Hold Your Peace, Have Your Chill, I'll Be Here When Your Fever Rises, Uncle Joe, Dirty Spoon Blues, Black Biting Bee Blues, Come On Coot, And Do That Thing, Ashley St Blues, Dishrag Blues, State Street Men Blues, Meat Cuttin' Blues, Dying Blues, Jive Lover, I Am A Woman, Take Me For A Buggy Ride, The Gin Done Done It, Stevedore Blues, I Don't Want That Stale Stuff, Hot Papa, That Out, Can I Get Some of That, Save A Little Bit For Me
Albums Hard Times, Coot Grant And Kid Wilson Vol. 3 (1931-1938), Coot Grant And Kid Wilson Vol. 1 (1925-1928)

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1 When Grant is in Australia, he teaches drama at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney.
2 Born in Auckland, New Zealand before moving to Perth, Australia at a very young age. He and his family eventually settled in Brisbane.
3 He graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1991.
4 Son Zeke Bowler born in early 2005
5 Daughter Edie Bowler was born in 2003



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Canal Road 2008 TV Series Detective Ray Driscoll
Lost 2008 TV Series Captain Gault
The Fall of Night 2007 Harry
All Saints 1999-2005 TV Series Nigel 'Mac' MacPherson / Darren Rigg
McLeod's Daughters 2004 TV Series Jarred Wuchowski
One of the Oldest Con Games 2004 Short Sam
Through My Eyes 2004 TV Series Black Rat
Calling Gerry Molloy 2003 Short Ron
Ned 2003 Town Priest
Always Greener 2001-2002 TV Series Greg Steele
White Collar Blue 2002 TV Series Steve Petrovic
Something in the Air 2001-2002 TV Series Mark Waters
Stingers 1999-2001 TV Series Sean Peck
Finding Hope 2001 TV Movie Jack
The Lost World 2000 TV Series Montague Fitzsimmonds
On the Beach 2000 TV Movie Lt. Peter Holmes
Change of Heart 1999 Jason
Close Contact 1999 TV Movie Mike Heyns
Halifax f.p. 1999 TV Series Bob Palance
Farscape 1999 TV Series Shaman Liko
Medivac 1996-1998 TV Series Doctor Arch
Wildside 1998 TV Series Peter Simms
Blue Heelers 1994-1996 TV Series Const. Wayne Patterson
Pacific Drive 1996 TV Series Garth Stephens



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The Mole 2000-2001 TV Series Himself - Host

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Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Richard Burton in 'Liz & Dick'
Ugly Betty 2009 TV Series Connor Owens

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1 Money is tighter now, with the advertising dollar spread a lot more thinly across a whole range of media because of the Internet. It means the television networks have less power to produce shows, and TV is where most Australian actors make their money.
2 I'm a huge fan of classic sci-fi.
3 Making a movie with Lindsay Lohan is not for the faint of heart.
4 Comedy has to be so much cleaner than drama. You can't layer it in the way you can a dramatic performance. Which is why it's more difficult than drama - you don't have so many tricks.
5 For my money, if I'm playing anything then it has to have some sharp angles on it. It's got to have some edges that you can cut yourself on, otherwise it's boring.
6 I've actually usually been wary of taking on science fiction as an actor because it's really tough to do. It's really difficult to execute. There's often lots of prosthetics, green screen and special effects, and it can get very technical.
7 I grew up in Queensland, and my dad was a tradesman and my mum an insurance agent, both self-employed.
8 I love playing bad guys; they're always much more fun than the good guy.
9 I never talk about a job before the contract is signed and I've shot the first three days.
10 I seem to be incapable of playing that guy that always does the right thing, who always responds well in any circumstance.
11 I think that the way of bringing realism into fantasy is to treat it as the commonplace.
12 I love working in New Zealand. It's just the most beautiful country I've ever been to.
13 I was born in New Zealand, so I have a lot of family there.
14 A character, their ability or inability to laugh at themselves should always be a very, very conscious choice. It's a very big key to the nature of a human being.
15 A long-running TV series is a beast in that it demands you stick to one character over a long haul.
16 I don't watch the beginnings of many series; I don't know why - maybe because I'm normally working.
17 [on encountering fans] I can tell where people know me from by how they behave when they recognize me. If they recognize me from 'Ugly Betty' they usually come up and say hello. If they recognize me from 'True Blood' or 'Defiance' they usually keep their distance and wave. It's really funny. I'm not going to bite you or shoot you. It's all good.

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