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Josh Binney (1889–1956)

Josh Binney--born Harold Joshua Binney--was the second eldest of five sons. As a young man his interests turned to vaudeville, and he was one of the Keystone Kops. On October 14, 1908, he married Claribel Maude Sprung. They had three children: Robert, Isobel and Barbara (his great-granddaughter is actress Audrey Moore). He continued his film ... See full bio »
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Harold J. Binney


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He was president of the Florida Film Corp. in Jacksonville, and producer/director of its main arm, the Josh Binney Comedies. These silent two-reelers were built around an overweight clown named Hilliard Karr, also known as "Funny Fatty Filbert". During the sound era he produced and directed "race films", very low-budget all-black comedies and musicals that were made for showings at theaters in ... See more »

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