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Billy Merson (1879–1947)

Billy Merson born William Henry Thompson in Nottingham in 1881, he began his career while working in a lace-making factory and performing shows as an acrobat and comedian in the evening at the Nottingham Theatre Royal. It took some time until he could make a good living from his stage work; he also wrote many songs including 'The Photo of the Girl... See full bio »


(age 68) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Bill and Coo
Bill and Coo The Great Bendo
The Perils of Pork Pie
The Perils of Pork Pie Billy Muggins
Billy's Stormy Courtship


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 1942 Let the People Sing
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1939 Remember When
 1938 Scruffy
 1938 Chips
Harbour Master
 1937 The Show Goes On
 1931 Bill and Coo (Short)
The Great Bendo
 1917 A Spanish Love-Spasm (Short)
 1917 Billy's Stormy Courtship (Short)
Billy Thorpe
 1917 Billy Strikes Oil (Short)
 1917 Billy the Truthful (Short)
Billy Washington
 1916 The Perils of Pork Pie (Short)
Billy Muggins
 1916 The Tale of a Shirt (Short)
Billy Jones
 1916 The Terrible 'Tec (Short)
Sherlock Blake
 1915 The Only Man (Short)
Billy Whattle
 1915/I The Man in Possession (Short)
Mr. Bunce - Bailiff
 1915 Billy's Spanish Love Spasm (Short)
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Other Works:

He acted in Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Rose Marie," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Edith Day, Clarice Hardwicke, Derek Oldham, Mira Nirska, and Brian Gilmour in the cast. See more »

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