Fred Karno

1866 - 1941

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Frederick John Westcott (26 March 1866 – 18 September 1941), best known by his stage name Fred Karno, was an English theatre impresario of the British music hall. As a comedian of slapstick he is credited with popularizing the custard-pie-in-the-face gag. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Karno has received more than 242,442 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Fred Karno is the 406th most popular businessperson (down from 318th in 2019), the 3,372nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,940th in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Fred Karno ranks 406 out of 604. Before him are Vijay Mallya, Henry Clay Frick, J. R. D. Tata, Anders Hejlsberg, Yolanda Hadid, and Vladimir Lisin. After him are Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Lawrence Roberts, John Houlding, Josep Bonaplata i Corriol, Jared Kushner, and Tim O'Reilly.

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Among people born in 1866, Fred Karno ranks 107Before him are Pencho Slaveykov, Oskar Messter, Ragnar Östberg, Carl Gustav Witt, Emiliano Figueroa, and Lola Mora. After him are Ole Østmo, Lena Rice, Antonios Pepanos, Maud Gonne, Antonio Luna, and Mahboob Ali Khan. Among people deceased in 1941, Fred Karno ranks 133Before him are Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Yakov Smushkevich, Igor Severyanin, George Abraham Grierson, Marcus Hurley, and Fritz Noether. After him are José Leite de Vasconcelos, Miina Härma, Matt McGrath, Verner Järvinen, Juan Corzo, and DeLisle Stewart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Fred Karno ranks 3,372 out of 6,924. Before him are Charles Walter De Vis (1829), Wilfred Baddeley (1872), Princess Beatrice of York (1988), Simone Perrotta (1977), Thomas Campion (1567), and John Braine (1922). After him are Steve Bruce (1960), Graham Hancock (1950), Frederick Rolfe (1860), Gerald Finzi (1901), Pybba of Mercia (570), and Michael Frayn (1933).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Fred Karno ranks 27Before him are Jim Marshall (1923), Isabella Beeton (1836), Neil Aspinall (1941), Henry Cole (1808), Anita Roddick (1942), and David Richards (1952). After him are William McGregor (1846), Andrew Planche (1727), Mark Thatcher (1953), Chris Anderson (1961), Allan Williams (1930), and Benjamin Vulliamy (1747).