Category Archives: Comedic Actors

Happy Birthday, Joe E. Brown!

Joseph Evans Brown was born on July 28, 1891 in Holgate, Ohio, near Toledo. In 1902, when only 10 years old, Brown joined a troupe of circus performers known as the Five Marvelous Ashtons. With them, her toured the US, … Continue reading

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British Music Hall

British Music Hall was born, to some degree, from protest and certainly from business owners seeing and seizing an opportunity. Well before it became a popular form of entertainment, puritan influences in England cast aspersions on the nature of actors … Continue reading

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The Drawing Room Comedy aka “But how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?”

With Victorian times, the comedy of manners transformed into a drawing room comedy, a play in which the upper classes could be scoffed at as they tried to remain oh, so proper as crazy events took place around them. The … Continue reading

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Stan Laurel

A biography of the great Stan Laurel Continue reading

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