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Reeves, Billie (William), 1864 - 1943



  • Existence: 1864 - 1943


William (Billie) Reeves was an English comedy actor and writer known for The Club Man (1915), The Substitute (1915) and The Life Guard (1915).

Billie started his career with Fred Karno's troupe in England. His brother Alf was Karno's business manager. Billie went to work to America where he had several successful engagements with the 'Ziegfeld Follies' from 1908. He was signed by Lubin in 1915 for a series of comedies filmed at studios in Jacksonville, Florida and worked there for a while until he returned to England to work on the stage.

Billie died on December 29, 1943 in Suffolk, England.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Argyle Theatre Collection

Reference code: NFA0117
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a large number of posters as well as business records including records of artist bookings, accounts, scrapbooks, contracts and correspondence.

Dates: 1865 - 1941

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 22 November 1920

Reference code: 178R12.274
Scope and Contents

Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. J.W. Rickaby Comedian, Betty Barclay and George Glover and at the Piano, E.Westby, Nella Allen American Soprano, Fred and May Comedy Act, Billy and Burke speciality on Wheels, Brown’s Royal Bioscope in a Series of Novel and Interesting Pictures, Douglas and Mona Comedy, Song and Dance Artistes, Billy Reeves Famous Picture Star. Blue and red type.

Dates: 22 November 1920

Posters, c1880 - 1940

Reference code: 178R12
Scope and Contents

Large collection of Argyle Theatre posters.

Dates: c1880 - 1940

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