Bransby Williams (1870-1961)
Last updated: 23.04.22
p_williamsbr.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Bransby Williams [Bransby William Pharez] ) was a British actor, comedian and monologist born in Hackney, London, monikered "The Irving of the music halls".
He was variously a tea taster and wallpaper designer as an amateur actor before turning professional doing impersonations of Dan Leno, Gus Elen, Joe Elvin, Albert Chevalier and other music hall stars in working men's clubs. In 1896 he first appeared at The London Music Hall, Shoreditch impersonating contemporary actors including Henry Irving. In 1897 Williams first created a variety of characters, including many from the works of Dickens and performed monologues, recitations and sketches.
He went to have a hugely successful career as an actor-manager over many decades appearing/performing in Royal Command Performances, pantomimes, variety, plays, film and television. He also toured throughout the UK, Australia and Canada.
He died in London
Websites:
url15.gif Bransby Williams Biography by wikipedia.org.  

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Books:
book15.gif  An Actor's Story Bransby Williams flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Bransby Williams by Himself Bransby Williams flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  My Sketches From Dickens Bransby Williams flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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cd15.gif  Music Hall   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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url15.gif Aristocrat, The Harry Wynne (words & music)
Bransby Williams (perf.)
 
url15.gif For a Woman's Sake Harry Lemore (words & music)
H. Lemore (perf.)
Bransby Williams (perf.)
 
url15.gif Green Eye of the Yellow God, The Cuthbert Edward Clarke (music)
J Milton Hayes (words)
Bransby Williams (perf.)
Milton J. Hayes (perf.)
 
     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God (3:48) C.E. Clarke
This list is arranged by composer and contains 5 works performed by Bransby Williams 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)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Green Eye of the Yellow God (1911), The Cuthbert Edward Clarke J Milton Hayes (words)
Bransby Williams (perf.)
Milton J. Hayes (perf.)
perf15.jpg For a Woman's Sake (1894) Harry Lemore H. Lemore (perf.)
Bransby Williams (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Street Watchman's Christmas (1914), The Charles J. Winter(w&m) Bransby Williams (perf.)
perf15.jpg My Aim (1923) Charles J. Winter(w&m) Bransby Williams (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Aristocrat (?), The Harry Wynne Bransby Williams (perf.)