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English comedienne Lily Ward born in the early 1890's. She could pull many different funny facial expressions, which made her one of the biggest stars in the Yorkshire film industry. Lily starred in more than 30 silent short comedies under the direction of Cecil Birch in 1914-15, making her debut in 'How Winky Whacked the Germans' starring Reggie Switz as Winky, Lily often starred opposite her husband Alf Scotty in many 'Scottie' comedies in 1915, she also starred in her own 'Lily' comedies for the Bamforth Film Co based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. The first World War caused Bamforth Co Ltd to cease film production at the end of 1915, the Company were never to return to this field of entertainment with all resources now being concentrated on postcard production. Lily Ward or Warde moved to the Pyramid Film Company in late 1915 starring in Leslie Henson comedies and the 'Jolly' comedies.

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