Russell Alexander (Composer)
Born: 26th February 1877, Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: 1st October 1915, New York, United States
Russell Alexander was an entertainer and composer, active primarily with vaudeville shows and musical comedy organizations.
Alexander was born in Nevada, Missouri, and became a euphonium virtuoso who joined the circus band of Belford's Carnival at the age of 18. At 20, he became arranger and euphonium soloist with the Barnum & Bailey Circus Band and toured Europe from 1897 to 1902. Following his tour with Barnum & Bailey, Russell Alexander worked in a novelty musical vaudeville act with his brothers. Although his compositional output was relatively small, he is considered a great composer of marches.