Sahji ... "poetry in motion."
Vintage Burlesque Shake and Quiver Dancer, Singer: Sahji. Was a dancer at the Famous Cotton Club in New York from 1933 to 1939. Said to be the cousin of Margaret Webb?. Appeared on the 9/1955 cover of Jet Magazine. Successful exotic Shake dancer who gave up Burlesque to become a singer in South America, then onto Canada and formed the Madeline Jackson Duo with George Taylor around 1952.
Tinted Photo 1: Miss Sahji is seen here in only one of a few photo's available for her, so we used the most popular on the web. She is seen here in a beaded Salome type burlesque costume.
- Birth Name: Madeline Jackson
- Birth Date: n/a
- Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
- Married: Leroy Harris Jr. (part of the Earl Hines Orchestra)
- Clubs/Theaters: n/a
- Films: Jivin' In Bebop ('47) |
- Hashtag #burlesquesahji