Re: Harry James, the famous bandleader
I found Harry James, 3 years old, with his parents in Galveston, Texas in 1920. His father's name was Everett, a band conductor, born ca 1885 and his mother's name appears to be Braybelle, a trapeze artist, born ca 1889. (It's a bad image and I'll do some further checking. Now my curiosity is piqued!) In 1930, age 14, he's found, as Harry H James, in South Houston, Texas listed as a musician among all the circus performers. That would be the Christy/Chrystie Brothers circus band he played with.
He was also billed as "The Youngest Contortionist in the World" while traveling with his parents in the circus.
I'll do some looking.