Submitted by James Pannozzi

The attached picture is of Mabel Kennett Russo(1890-1987) of Portsmouth, England, wife of dancer James Russo(1880-1949) and herself a vaudeville performer. She returned to her beloved England in 1970 after an absence of 60 years

Anna Lamantia (1903-1968) was the neice of James Russo (1880-1949) and brother of Tony, Carmella(1910-1995), Maria Elena(1915-1993) (my mother) and Salvatore(1908-1959).

She was a teenager in the World War I era and told me of her fond memories of watching James Russo perform his dance act at the old Fay's Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. She said once that she thinks that James may have performed with a very young Bob Hope in these days too.

Family Pictures

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Providenza Russo's Notebook

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