Marie Kendall (1873-1962)
Last updated: 01.10.20
p_kendallm.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Marie Kendall [Mary Ann Florence Holyome] was a British music hall comedian and actress born in Bethnal Green, London.
She began her 50+ year career aged five when appearing onstage in music halls as "Baby Chester". At 15 she was principal boy in Aladdin and Dandini in Cinderella. She toured England, Wales and Germany as a male impersonator and achieved success in 1893 on turning to female roles and singing I'm One of the Girls for over 16 weeks in Camden Town. Thereafter, Kendall performed at major venues in London, playing in pantomimes as well as singing Cockney songs in the best music halls.
In the 1920s she toured Australia and 1931, she was an original star of the Vintage Variety Company. She performed into her 60s and retired in 1939.
One of her famous songs, Just Like the Ivy (1902 - A.J. Mills: words; Harry Castling: music) is given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs. She sang this in the 1934 film, Say it With Flowers.
Marie Kendall died in Clapham, London.
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This list is arranged by title and contains 4 lyrics performed by Marie Kendall. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall Keys: pdf15.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Just Like the Ivy Harry Castling (music)
A.J. Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
 
url15.gif Johnny Without His Trousis Albert Perry (music)
A. J. Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
 
url15.gif What Ho! She Bounces! Bennett Scott (music)
C G Cotes (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
 
url15.gif Bird in a Gilded Cage, A Harry von Tilzer (music)
Arthur J. Lamb (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 17 songs sung by Marie Kendall who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
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sm15.gif Dark Night Before Yer (1897), A Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Did Your First Wife Ever Do That? (1934?) Harry Castling Marie Kendall (sung by) arr,: Cecil Bolton, Chris Ellis
sm15.gif Don't We Like to Hear of Victory! (1900) Harry Castling Fred W Leigh (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif England's Good Enough For Me (1903) Harry Castling Harry Leighton (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif Going Home to Baby (1897) Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Just Like the Ivy (1902) Harry Castling A.J. Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif Oh! the Decorations (1901) Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif That's What I Shall Do With Mine (1899) Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif We've Got Quite Enough of Our Own (1897) Harry Castling George Le Brunn (words)
Steve McCarthy (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif E's Allus Got a Cert (1895) T.W. Connor Marie Kendall (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  I'm One of the Girls! (1894) Charles Deane J.S. Baker (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif You Mustn't Take Any Away! (1903) Frank Leo(w&m) Marie Kendall (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Flower by Any Other Name (1906), A Fred Murray C. Hilbury (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif Johnny Without His Trousis (1899) Albert Perry A J Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif Ee Ain't Got Nuffin' to Tell (1896) Bennett Scott J.P. Harrington (words)
Milton Bode (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif What Ho! She Bounces! (1899) Bennett Scott C G Cotes (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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sm15.gif Bird in a Gilded Cage (1900), A Harry von Tilzer Arthur J. Lamb (words)
Marie Kendall (sung by)
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     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg Did Your First Wife Ever Do That? (3:10) H. Castling 
youtube15.jpg Just Like The Ivy (2:01) H. Castling