Bobby "Uke" Henshaw (born "Charles Robert Henshaw" in Wheeling, WV), was a noted vaudeville entertainer of the 1920s who made a name for himself in select national and international circles. The trade magazine Box Office credits him with having "introduced the ukulele to England and then toured Europe with it..." In the 1930s, he performed comedy on BBC Television (the British Broadcasting Corporation)
He also played small parts in a number of now-obscure films such as 1935 Variety, (1935); Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949); Beyond the Forest (1949); The Set Up (1949); and Return of the Frontiersman (1950). Later, he endorsed a commercial line of baritone ukuleles and tenor guitars, as well as Master Strings, under the "Bobby Henshaw" brand, manufactured in Sorkin, NY. Variety said he traveled the world, "spending between 12 and 15 years in Australia."