PRACTITIONERS : Contents

The entries linked to this index comprise performers and associated practitioners involved in both the variety industry and related music theatre productions. Practitioners include performers (or “acts”), writers/librettists, composers/songwriters,   musicians/bands, choreographers, stage managers, producers  etc.
Although some entries are more comprehensive that others this does not necessarily mean that the person or act was more significant or popular than others. In some instances more information has simply been more forthcoming.

For a more comprehensive and cross-referenced index listing see AVTA Site Map and Abbreviations page

For insight into the movements of performers between various troupes see:
Performers and Associated Troupes: Revue, Revusical and Musical Comedy Companies
(Last updated: 5/04/2014)
See also: Practitioners: Other

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A

  • ABBOTT, Percy
  • ABDY, Harry
  • ABDY, Mons. Henry (aka Fritz Von Linden / Mons. Poincare)
  • ABDY’S ANIMAL CIRCUS
  • ADLER, Francie
  • ADSON, Steve
  • AGAR, Dan
  • AIRLIE, Ella
  • AKARMAN, Billy and Pearl
  • AKHURST, Will
  • ALBERTS, Arthur
  • ALDRIDGE, Arthur
  • ALMA, W. G.  (aka W. G. Alma)
  • AMBROSE, Molly  (aka Mollie Ambrose)
  • AMERY, E. (Edwin)
  • AMUSU DUO, The
  • ANDERSON SISTERS
  • ANDREWS, Mary
  • ARCHER, Joe
  • ARMSTRONG, Tom
  • ARMSTRONG & HOWARTH  [Tom Armstrong & Mabs Howarth]
  • ARMSTRONG & PHILLIPS  [Tom Armstrong & Nat Phillips]
  • ARMSTRONG & ROSE  [Tom Armstrong & June Rose]
  • ARMSTRONG & VERNE  [Tom Armstrong & Priscilla Verne]
  • ARNOLD, Chic
  • ARNOLD & NORMAN  [Chic Arnold & Charles Norman]
  • ARTEENS, The (1)
  • ARTEENS, The (2)
  • ARTEENS, Jack
  • ATTENBORO, Hilda
  • AUSTRALIAN SAPPHIRES  [Lily Rockley & Olga Pennington]
  • AUSTRAL TRIO [1]
  • AUSTRAL TRIO [2]
  • AYR, Bill

B

  • BABICCI, Sam
  • BAIN, Verna
  • BAKER, Doris
  • BALDWIN, Professor S. S.
  • BALMUS  [aka Walter Wheatley]
  • BAMBURY, Norman
  • BANVARD, Yvonne [aka Fifi Banvard]
  • BARLOW, Billy
  • BARRY, A. V.  [aka Victor Barry]
  • BARRINGTON, Harry
  • BATES, Elsie
  • BATES, Les
  • BECK, Syd
  • BELL, Bob
  • BELL, James
  • BELL, Madame (Alice)
  • BELLE, Heather
  • BENSON, Vera
  • BENT, Horace W.
  • BERT RALTON & HIS HAVANA BAND
  • BIG FOUR, The
  • BILLY WELLS & THE ECLAIR TWINS
  • BISHOP, Humphrey
  • BISHOP, Oswald  (aka Alma the Mysterious / Alma the Court Magician / Pharos)
  • BLACK, Elton
  • BLACK, Nellie
  • BLACK FAMILY, The
  • BLACKIE, Amy
  • BLETSOES [Albert and Maud]
  • BLUETT, Belle
  • BLUETT, Fred
  • BLUETT,Gus
  • BLUETT,Kitty
  • BORRADALE, Harry
  • BOVIS BROTHERS
  • BOWIE, Rosie
  • BRAHM, Lou
  • BRIDGES TRIO, The [Cliff, Nancye & Babe Bridges]
  • BROOKS, Peter
  • BROWN, Billie C.
  • BROWN & SORLIE  [Billie C. Brown & George Sorlie]
  • BROWN, Lester
  • BROWNE, Dot
  • BRUCE, Al
  • BRULL & HEMSLEY [Elsa Brull & Arthur Hemsley]
  • BRYANT, Charles
  • BRYANT, Jack
  • BRYANT, May  [aka Madame Flaro]
  • BUCKLEY, Maggie
  • BUCKLEY, Tom
  • BUCKLEY & HOLLY [Tom Buckley & Charles Holly]
  • BURCHELL, Sid
  • BURGESS, Harry
  • BUSCH, Mae
  • BUSCH, William (Billy)

C

  • CALVERT, Ben
  • CAMPBELL, Lawrence
  • CANE, Frank  [aka Kavello]
  • CANNOT, Jack
  • CAPEL, Eileen  [aka Baby Capel]
  • CARDEN, Myra
  • CAREW, Vera
  • CARLTON & SUTTON  [Harry Carlton & Ted Sutton]
  • CARLYLE, Billie
  • CARNEY, Denis
  • CARPENTER, “Tiki”
  • CARR-GLYNN, Neva [1]
  • CARR-GLYNN, Neva [2]
  • CARSON, Dave
  • CASS, Billy
  • CATO, Herbert
  • CHARD, Daisy
  • CHARLES, Joe
  • CHARLES & DANI  [Joe Charles & Emilie Dani]
  • CHARLTON, Conrad
  • CHASE, Carlton
  • CHENOWETH, Maurice
  • CLAY, Essie
  • CLAY, Katherine “Kate”
  • CLIFFORD, Nat
  • CLYDE, Tommy
  • CLUTSAM, George
  • COGILL BROTHERS [Charles and Harry]
  • COHEN, Harley  [aka Harley Cohan]
  • COLLIE, Ken
  • CONEY, Les
  • CONGO MINSTREL, The [1]
  • CONGO MINSTREL, The [2]
  • CONGO MINSTREL, The [3]
  • CONNOLLY, Gerry
  • CONNOLLY, Keith
  • CONNOLLY, Mary  [aka Claire Delmar / Madam Marie Shaw]
  • CONNORS, Mike
  • CONNORS & PAUL
  • CONNORS & WITT
  • COOK, Clyde
  • CORRIE, Bert
  • CORRIE & BAKER
  • CORRIE & VERNE
  • COTTIERS, The
  • COTTIER, Walter C.
  • COURTNEY, Lou
  • COURTNEY, Maud
  • COURTNEY, Vince
  • CRAYDON, James
  • CRAYDON, Letty
  • CREMAR, Harry
  • CROFT, Colin
  • CROSBY, Marshall
  • CURRIE, Finlay  [aka Mr C]
  • CUSKO’S MONKEYS
  • CUTHBERT, Freda

D

  • DAMPIER, Claude
  • DANI, Emilie
  • DAVENPORT, Alice
  • DAVIS, Dot
  • DAVYS, Fred [aka Prof. Davys]
  • DAWSON, Tom
  • DEAN, George
  • DEARIN, Sam
  • DELAVALE, Bert  [incl. Delavale Bros [1] and The Two Wheelers]
  • DELAVALE, Ern
  • DELAVALE, “Ike” [aka Ern Vockler / Charles Delavale]
  • DELAVALE & GILBERT  [Ern Delavale & Will Gilbert]
  • DELAVALE & STAGPOOLE  [Charles/Ike Delavale & Elvie Stagpoole]
  • DELAVLE & VOCKLER  [Ern Delavale & Lily Vockler]
  • DELAVALE BROTHERS [2]  [Ern Delavale & Ern Vockler]
  • DELOHERY, Thomas (Tom)
  • DELOHERY, CRAYDON & HOLLAND  [Tom Delohery, James Craydon & Ted Holland]
  • DELROY, Ada
  • DE ROBECK, Harry
  • DESMOND & JANSEN
  • DE TISNE, Edward
  • DE VERE, Dora [aka Dora Devere / Dora Busch]
  • DEVOE, Georgie
  • DINKS & TRIXIE [Jack Peterson & Trixie Ireland]
  • DOBBIE, John
  • DOOGOOD, leonard
  • DREW, George
  • DRISCOLL BROS [Alf and Bob]
  • DU BARRY, Phyllis
  • DUNBAR, Dan M.

E

  • EASTON, Hosea
  • EDGLEY & DAWE
  • EDWARDS, George
  • EDWARDS, Wally
  • ELLIOTT, Arthur
  • ELLIOTT, Violet (1)
  • ELLIOTT, Violet (2)  [aka Chic Elliott]
  • EMERSON, Billy
  • EMERY, Gilbert
  • EMMET, Harry W.
  • ERA COMEDY FOUR
  • ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS [1]

F

  • FANNING, Charles
  • FANNING, Maud
  • FANNING & DEVOE
  • FARRELL & GAFFNEY [John Farrell & Jim Gaffney]
  • FELLOWS, Effie
  • FERGUSON, Nellie M.
  • FERRY THE FROG
  • FIDDES, Buster
  • FINN, Pat
  • FITTS, Ernest
  • FLEMING, Nell
  • FLEMMING, Claude
  • FOLEY, Stan “Stud”
  • FORDE, Florrie
  • FOUR ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS, The
  • FRANK, LANK & ALICE
  • FRANKS, Gus
  • FRASER, Lucy
  • FREDO BOYS, The
  • FREDRICKSEN, Charles

G

  • GAFFNEY, Jim
  • GALE, Sadie
  • GALE, Sam
  • GARDNER, Dave “Murrumbidgee”
  • GARLING, Rus
  • GARDNER, Johnny
  • GEORGE, Walter
  • GERALD, Jim  [including Essie Jennings]
  • GIFFORD, Hilda
  • GIFFORD SISTERS  
  • GILBERT, Bert
  • GILBERTS, The  [Will & Dora Gilbert – aka The Two Gilberts]
  • GILMORE, Johnny
  • GLORY GIRL, The  [aka Emilie Dani]
  • GLOVER, Edward A.
  • GOLDING, Claude
  • GOODSON, Ben
  • GORDON, Harriet
  • GOUGENHEIM, Joey
  • GRAFTERS QUARTETTE

H

  • HAGAN, Martyn
  • HAGAN & FRASER   [Martyn Hagan & Lucy Fraser]
  • HAINING, Frank L.
  • HAMILTON, Kathleen
  • HANLEY, Nat
  • HARRISON, Reg
  • HASTINGS, Lizzie
  • HASTINGS, Will
  • HAWTHORNE, Frank
  • HEDLEY, Tom [aka “The Musical Moke”]
  • HELSTON, Freda
  • HEMSLEY, Arthur
  • HENDERSON, Florence
  • HOLLAND, Claude
  • HOLLISTER, Syd
  • HOLLY, Charles
  • HOLT, Charles
  • HOPE, Minne
  • HORTON, Amy
  • HORTON, Charley
  • HOSKING, Elsie  [aka Sunny Day]
  • HOWARDE, Kate
  • HOWARTH, Mabs
  • HUGO, Charles
  • HUNT, Lola
  • HURD, George
  • HUXHAM, Hugh
  • HYDES, J. P.

I-J

  • IRELAND, Dot
  • IRELAND, Trixie
  • JACKSON & PAGDEN
  • JAMES, Sydney
  • JANSSEN, Mattie
  • JARVIS, Arnold [aka “the Australian Cinquevalli”]
  • JARVIS, Ida
  • JARVIS & CAMPBELL
  • JAZZ BAND, The
  • JENNINGS, Essie
  • JENNINGS & GERALD [Jim Gerald & Essie Jennings]
    JEROME, Daisy
  • JOB, Harry  [aka Will Andrade (2)]
  • JOHNSON, Josie
  • JOHNSON, Walter
  • JONES, George A.
  • JUAN, John
  • JULES GARRISON & HIS TWO ROMAN MAIDS
  • JUNEEN, Ada

K

  • KAVELLO [see: Frank Cane]
  • KEARNS, Jack (“Porky”)
  • KEARNS, Vera
  • KEATING, Clara
  • KEATING & ROSS [Clara Keating & Harry Ross (2)]
  • KEELING, Vivie
  • KEENAN, Sam
  • KEITH & WITT
  • KEITH’S SYNCOPATING JESTERS [aka Keith’s Merry Jesters]
  • KELLAWAY, Alec
  • KELLAWAY, Jack
  • KELLAWAY, Sylvia  [aka Sylvia Gardner]
  • KELLERMANN, Annette
  • KELLY, Edwin
  • KEMBLE, Lindsay
  • KERR, Willie  [aka Billy Kerr / Bill Kerr]
  • KERRIDGE, Stan
  • KITTS, James E.
  • KOHLMAN, Jantz
  • KOHLMAN & GARNER  [Jantz Kohlman & Johnny Gardner]
  • KOLLE, Nellie

L

  • LA MILO  [aka Pansy Montague The Modern Milo]
  • LAMOND, Stella
  • LAMPINO, Madame
  • LANG, Page
  • LASHWOOD, Hal
  • LAURI, Ernest
  • LAWMAN, Joe
  • LAWRANCE, Alf J.
  • LAWRENCE, Charles
  • LAWTON, Alfred
  • LAZERN, Emil
  • LEAR, Ward
  • LEAR, Ward Jnr  [aka James Ward Lear]
  • LE BLANC, Bert
  • LE BRUN, Bobby
  • LENTON, Lance
  • LEON, Francis
  • LESLIE, Fred
  • LES THIERES   [aka Les Thiers]
  • LINN SMITH’S ROYAL JAZZ BAND
  • LITTLE VERLIE  [aka Little Winsome]
  • LIVINGSTONE, Pearl
  • LEVANTE  [aka Les Cole / Magician Cole]
  • LLOYD, Claire
  • LUMSDEN, Alf G.

M

  • McALLISTER, Kyrle
  • McCALL, Edna
  • McCALL, George
  • McKISSON & KEARNS [Albert McKisson & Jack Kearns]
  • MACK, Jake  [aka Jacob Snoek]
  • MACK, Val
  • McLAREN, Polly
  • McLEAN, Eddie and Decima  [aka The Australian Dartos]
  • McLENNAN, Esmee
  • MAHON, Isabel
  • MALONEY, Billy
  • MARCEL, Durham
  • MARTIN, A. E.
  • MARTIN, Georgie
  • MARTINI, J.
  • MASCULIN, Murray  [aka Murray Lampino/Phil Murray]
  • MASCULIN, Prince [aka Prince Lampini]
  • MASON, C. Post
  • MASTERS, Eric
  • MATLOCK, Johnny
  • MAUD COURTNEY & MR C
  • MAY, Clement
  • MEHDEN, Carl
  • MEHDEN, Harry
  • MELROSE, George E.
  • MERLE, Don G.
  • MERRITT, Daisy
  • MINTONS, The  [Hugh & Gertrude Minton]
  • MONUMENT, Fred
  • MOON, George Jnr
  • MOON & MORRIS
  • MOORE, Carrie
  • MORENI, Con
  • MORLEY, Arthur
  • MORRIS & WILSON
  • MOYNHAM, Alf
  • MURRAY, Blanche
  • MURRAY, Florence (Flo)
  • MURRAY, Slade

N

  • NAPIER, Hector
  • NAPIER, Valantyne
  • NEIL, Frank
  • NELSON FAMILY
  • NELSON, Leonard
  • NEWMANS, The  [aka Val & Lottie Newman]
  • NICHOLLS, Ernest
  • NICKLESS, H. (Harry)
  • NORMAN, Charles
  • NORTHCOTE, Cyril

O

  • ODIVA & HER SEALS
  • OCTAVIA, Lily
  • OCTAVIA & WARNE
  • O’KEEFE, Cliff

P-Q

  • PAGDEN, George
  • PAGDEN & STANLEY
  • PAGE LANG ENTERTAINERS
  • PARSONS, Fred
  • PARAGON TRIO, The
  • PATERSON, Jack “Dinks”
  • PATTERSON, “Banjo”  [aka Norman “Banjo” Patterson]
  • PAUL, Queenie
  • PEARCE, Vera
  • PEARE SISTERS
  • PEEL, Tommy
  • PENNINGTON, Olga
  • PERCY, W. S.
  • PERRYN, Frank  [aka Frank Perrin]
  • PHILLIPS, Nat
  • PHILLIPS & MERRITT
  • PHILLIPS SISTERS
  • PICCANINNY CONGO MINSTREL, The [aka Master Chambers]
  • PICCINI, Peter (Snr)
  • PITCHER, Ernest
  • POE, Alexander
  • POLLARD, Daphne
  • POLLARD, Harry “Snub”
  • POLLARDS  [aka Pollard family]
  • POPE, Charlie
  • POPE & SAYLES
  • PRINCE, Victor
  • PRYDE, Peggy
  • QUARTERLY, Reg  [aka Reckless Reggie]
  • QUEALY, Harry
  • QUINE, Grace

R

  • RACOONS, The [aka Racoon Bros / 3 Racoons / 4 Racoons / Great Racoons]
  • RALSTON, Edna
  • RAY, Bert
  • RAYE, Shannon
  • RAYNOR, Molly
  • REEVE, Ada
  • REEVE, Goldie
  • RENE, Roy
  • RINALDO, Cleo
  • RINALDO, Joseph
  • ROBERTS, Vic
  • ROCHELLE, Amy
  • ROCKLEY, Alf
  • ROCKLEY, Lily
  • ROCKLEY, Wal
  • ROCKLEY BROTHERS  [Alf and Wal]
  • ROMAINE, Billy
  • ROOKLYN, Maurice
  • ROSS, Harry (1)  Australian
  • ROSS, Harry (2) English
  • ROSSITER, Madeline
  • ROWE, Amy
  • ROWE, Doc & Mystic Mora [aka Richard Rowe & Mystic Mora]
  • ROWLEY, Sam
  • ROYLE, Bert
  • ROX, Joe
  • RUDDLES, The Three
  • RUDDER, Dorothy  [aka Dorothy May]

S

  • SAYLES, Irving
  • SCANLON, Terry
  • SCALES, Harry
  • SCHILLING, Ivy  [aka Ivy Shilling]
  • SCOTT, Bebe
  • SCOTT, Edwin Lewis
  • SEYFFER TWINS
  • SISTERS PHILLIPS [2]
  • SHAND, Ron
  • SHAW, Gerald
  • SHAW, Gladys
  • SHERIDAN, John F.
  • SHERMAN, Charles L.
  • SHINE, Harry
  • SHIPP, Edwin “Teddy”
  • SHIPP, Les
  • SHIPP, Maude
  • SHIPP, Minnie  [aka Minnie Pullen]
  • SHIPP & GAFFNEY  [Les Shipp & Jim Gaffney]
  • SKEYHILL, Tom
  • SLAVIN & THOMPSON
  • SMALL, Joe
  • SMITH, Linn  [aka Lynn Smith / Linne Smith]
  • SMITH, Phil
  • SMITH, Wally
  • SPEED, W. H. (Billy)
  • SPENCER, Clara
  • STAGPOOLE, Alec
  • STAGPOOLE, Elvie
  • STAGPOOLES, The  [aka The Four Stagpooles]
  • STAMPINI  [aka Guglielmo]
  • STANHOPE, Paul
  • STANLEY, Kitty
  • STANLEY, Ted
  • STERN, Sam
  • STIRLING, Nell
  • ST CLAIR, Hector
  • STREETER PAIN, Marjorie
  • SUNDOWNERS, The
  • SYLVANEY, Elsa  [aka Elsa Silvani/Elsa Chauvel]

T

  • TAUCHERT, Arthur
  • TAUCHERT, Ida  [aka Ida Rosslyn / Ida Kearns]
  • TAYLOR, Harry
  • TAYLOR, Thomas Hilhouse   [aka Toso Taylor]
  • THOMAS, Dan
  • THOMPSON, Jock
  • THOMPSON, Lyla
  • THORNTON, Reg “Kangaroosta”
  • THREE STARRS, The
  • TIER, Athol
  • TOLE, “Tassie”   [aka Len Tole]
  • TOM KATZ & HIS SAXOPHONE BAND
  • TREVAIL, Winnie
  • TUTTY, Ted
  • TYRELLS, The  [aka The Dancing Tyrells/ The Flying Tyrells]

U-V

  • VALDARES, The
  • VALLI, Joe
  • VANE, Lance
  • VAUDE, Charlie
  • VAUDE & VERNE
  • VERNE, Joe
  • VERNE, Priscilla
  • VERNON, Lou
  • VERTO, Madam [aka Millie Richardson]
  • VERTO, Percy [aka George Hausmann]
  • VOCKLER, Ern  [see Ike Delavale]
  • VOCKLER, Lily

W

  • WALCH, Garnet
  • WALKER, Ada
  • WALKER, Whimsical (1) UK
  • WALKER, Whimsical (2) USA
  • WALLACE, George
  • WALLACE, George Jnr
  • WARD, George H.
  • WARD & SHERMAN
  • WARNE, Bert
  • WARNE, Dave
  • WARNE & DAVENPORT
  • WARRINGTON, Ed
  • WARTON, Les   [aka Les Wharton]
  • WATKINS, Will
  • WEE DARRELL / WEE NOEL  [aka Darrell Noel Anderson]
  • WHELAN, Albert
  • WHELAN, Ronald
  • WHITBURN, Will
  • WHITLOW, Frederick  (Fred)
  • WILLIAMS, Billy (1)
  • WILSON, Alf “Redhead”
  • WILSON, Carden
  • WINN, Anona
  • WITT, Fred
  • WYER, F. Gayle
  • WYKEHAM & PRESTON  [Reg Wykeham & Pressy Preston]

XYZ

  • YORK, Frank
  • ZIGOMAR, Matador A. / THE ZIGOMARS
  • ZOLI, Charles

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Images L-R: Fred Bluett; Will Whitburn; Bert Le Blanc; Chic Arnold and Charles Norman; Billy Bovis
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Published on February 5, 2011 at 9:30 am  Comments Off on PRACTITIONERS : Contents