Joe Elvin

Joe Elvin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joe Elvin (real name Joseph Peter Keegan) (29 November 1862 - 3 March 1935) was a Cockney comedian and music hall entertainer and a Founder of the Grand Order of Water Rats, a show business charity. With other leading performers he took part in the Music Hall War of 1907, which supported less well paid music hall artistes in their strike for better pay and conditions. Elvin was the son of Joseph Peter Keegan (1840 - 1901), an actor and music-hall artiste, and his wife, Annie Delaney. He was educated at a Catholic school in Tottenham Court Road while at the same time receiving tuition in dancing and other performance skills. He made his d but in pantomime at Brighton's Theatre Royal in 1871 and began his music-hall career the following year as a juvenile comic and clog dancer at Crowder's in Greenwich.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Serv
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136246961
  • 9786136246963