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Encyclopedia > Fred Karno

Fred Karno - the stage name of Frederick John Westcott (March 26, 1866 - September 18, 1941) - was a theatre impressario. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Theatre is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. ...


Among the young comedians who worked for him were Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. These were what was known as "Fred Karno's army", a phrase still occasionally in use in the UK. Chaplin in his costume as The Tramp Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) was the most famous actor in early to mid Hollywood cinema, and later also a notable director. ... Stan Laurel Stan Laurel (June 16, 1890 – February 23, 1965), born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, was a comedian and member of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. ...


He went bankrupt in 1926. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


His houseboat, the Astoria, on the Thames at Hampton, Middlesex, is now used as a recording studio by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. Several places exist with the name Thames, and the word is also used as part of several brand and company names Most famous is the River Thames in England, on which the city of London stands Other Thames Rivers There is a Thames River in Canada There is a Thames... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Pink Floyd c. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


External links

  • Richmond upon Thames Libraries' page (http://www.richmond.gov.uk/depts/opps/eal/leisure/libraries/history/notes/07.htm)
  • Biography (http://www.times1190.freeserve.co.uk/karno.htm)

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Fred Karno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (102 words)
Fred Karno - the stage name of Frederick John Westcott (March 26, 1866 - September 18, 1941) - was a theatre impressario.
Among the young comedians who worked for him were Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.
These were what was known as "Fred Karno's army", a phrase still occasionally in use in the UK.
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