Showing posts with label Billie Reeves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Billie Reeves. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chaplin and fellow Fred Karno troupe member, Billie Reeves, c.1918


Reeves was the brother of Alfred Reeves, Chaplin's studio manager. He also originated the role of the drunken swell in Karno's Mumming Birds sketch--a role that was later played by Sydney Chaplin and then Charlie, who made a name for himself with it in the American version of the sketch, A Night In An English Music Hall.