Big Bea Gay
(DOB unknown.)

Big Bea Gay

Also known as

  • u.c.

A tall woman, Big Bea is best known for her comedic performances with Shorty George Snowden. In these routines she would carry the short George Snowden on her back, and he would leap to bring his hand over her head.

Photo (from the Freeman Institute collection: Madeline Lewis, Freddie Lewis, Big Bea, Leroy “Stretch” Jones, Little Bea, Shorty George Snowden

    Groups and Partners

  • 'Shorty' George Snowden
  • Shorty Snowden and his Lindy Hoppers

    Stage Shows

  • u.c.


  • Ask Uncle Sol (1937)


Dudley is described as an 'eccentric' dancer by a number of sources including: