George Carney

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George Carney
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Born(1887-11-21)21 November 1887
Died9 December 1947(1947-12-09) (aged 60)
London, England
Occupation(s)Comedian, actor

George Carney (21 November 1887 9 December 1947) was a British comedian and film actor. [1]

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Born in Bristol, he worked in the Liverpool Cotton Exchange, in a furniture business, then in the Belfast shipyards.[ citation needed ] In 1906 he made his debut stage appearance in a pantomime in Nottingham, with his first London appearance following in 1907, as one half of a double act, Carney and Armstrong. They toured together in Britain, Australia and South Africa before Carney set up revues with another comedian, Sam Harris. From 1926, he worked on stage as a solo comedian, with such sketches as "The Fool of the Force", "The Stage Door Keeper", and "I Live in Leicester Square". He then took up a film career, appearing as a character actor in numerous British films, including Love on the Dole (1941) and Brighton Rock (1948). [2]

He was the uncle of actor Leonard Williams

He died in London in 1947. [2]

Complete filmography

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References

  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | CARNEY, George". Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  2. 1 2 Busby, Roy (1976). British Music Hall: An Illustrated Who's Who from 1850 to the Present Day. London: Paul Elek. p. 31. ISBN   0-236-40053-3.