FRED KARNO COMPANY

FRED KARNO COMPANY

This site has two aims: This first is to research the lives of the Fred Karno Comedians who worked in both British Variety AND American Vaudeville. The second is to track down descendants of those Karno Comedians, and unite them in events designed to commemorate their ancestors' histories.
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FRED KARNO COMPANY 1910 CAIRNRONA

FRED KARNO COMPANY 2010 CAIRNRONA

The 1910 Karno Company on the Cairnrona

The 2010 Karno Company recreation
(by Master Con)

 Site 18 May 2014

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 FRED KARNO COMPANY
Centenary Celebrations 1910 - 2010

Centenary Celebrations 1912 - 2012

Trip to
FRED KARNO'S HOUSBOAT
- the Astoria

September 2010 - LONDON

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KARNO COMEDIANS
Portraits and Biographies
 21st August 2012
Latest addition - JOE HUDA (Karno Comedian 1905-06)

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KARNO COMPANY - Atlantic Crossings  18th August 2012

Are you related to any of the Karno Comedians who sailed to America?
Check out the Ships Manifests via the above link to see if they are listed.

If you are related, and wish to join our 'family' please send your request to

fredkarnocompany@aol dot com

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FRED KARNO US and CANADA Tours
1910 - 1914

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FRED KARNO COMPANY - The Sketches

MUMMING BIRDS

more to follow

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FRED KARNO'S COMPANIES STAGE LISTINGS

Fred Karno, when asked by one theatre manager, who was considering booking one of his sketches, "Who is your star comedian?" has been quoted as retorting: "My name's up there, and that's good enough." But that wasn't always the case. There was a period, between December 1907 and August 1908 when the names of ALL the artistes appearing in the various Karno productions, were named in THE STAGE newspaper. Click on the link below for an example of such a listing:

"THE STAGE" Karno sketch listing 4 June 1908

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Meet your web host by clicking on the link below.

About "A.J" Marriot

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The starter for anyone researching the Fred Karno Company's stage appearances,
on both sides of the Atlantic, is the book:


by A.J Marriot
Which details every single sketch and show Charlie Chaplin did during his Karno years. 1908 to 1913.

Click on the above link to read more details, or click on the one below to order a copy.

TO BUY THE BOOK

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Fans of Stan Laurel will also find full details of his movements with the Karno Company, from 1909 onwards.

STAN LAUREL - KARNO COMEDIAN

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LINKS  1st March 2014

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This site was launched on 15th May 2012, and will be expanded and improved as time permits.