Harlen Talbert was an actor and stage manager from 1907 to 1941
in "vaudeville," which was a major entertainment from from 1885
to 1933. It consisted of unrelated song, dance, comedy, acting,
and film. Talbert spent part of his youth in Albany and attended
Madison School. After his vaudeville career, he ran the Day-N-Nite
grocery store in Albany. At one time, he was the Progressive
Party nominee for the Senate.