Duncan Sisters

Born Nov 23, 1894

The Duncan Sisters were a vaudeville duo who became popular in the 1920s with their act Topsy and Eva.

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1894 Birth Born in 1894.


1923 29 Years Old In 1923 the Duncans created their signature roles in Topsy and Eva (Rosetta as the former, Vivian as the latter), a musical comedy derived from the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. … Read More


1930 36 Years Old In 1930 Vivian married actor Nils Asther, who had co-starred with her and Rosetta in the film version of Topsy and Eva.
1932 38 Years Old Rosetta (who was lesbian) attempted a solo career for a few years, but was rejoined with Vivian in 1932 after Vivian's divorce from Asther. … Read More


1956 62 Years Old In 1956 both Rosetta and Vivian appeared on Liberace's television show. They sang some of their songs and did their Topsy and Eva routine. Their act ended in 1959 when Rosetta died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Cicero, Illinois. … Read More
1959 65 Years Old Died in 1959.
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