Wash Norton (fl 1860s) was an American singer, dancer and actor.
Also known as Mr Norton
A member of the "original" Christy Minstrels
He was apparently an accomplished actor and one of two members who performed in blackface, "delineating a nigger characters", according to the publicity material. He seems to have been the leader of the troupe when they visited South Africa in 1862.
Among the acts created by Norton are He was one of the two
Performances in South Africa
The company's successful appearances had a huge impact on popular entertainment in Cape Town and the country during the 19th century.
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