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George Robey (1869-1954), Comedian

Sir George Robey (George Edward Wade)

Sitter in 53 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Sir George Robey was a music-hall comedian. He made his first appearance on the professional stage in 1891.Robey entertained London audiences during World War I with The Bing Boys Are Here, and for fifteen years thereafter he toured in his own revues and with his own companies. In 1932 he played King Menelaus in a lavish production of Offenbach's Helen! and three years later he played Falstaff in Henry IV (Part I). He was best known for his extravagant characterisations, precise diction, and comic timing. Robey appeared in many pantomimes and films and in countless music-hall performances. He was knighted in 1954.

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George Robey

by Sir George Robey (George Edward Wade)
pen and ink, 1930s?
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George Robey

by Sir George Robey (George Edward Wade)
pen and ink, 1930s?
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George Robey

by Sir George Robey (George Edward Wade)
pen and ink, 1930s?
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George Robey

by Sir George Robey (George Edward Wade)
pen and ink, 1944
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George Robey

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
print
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George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1890s
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George Robey

by The Hana Studios Ltd
bromide print, 1900s
NPG x22071

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George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, 1900s
NPG x22072

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George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160152

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George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160238

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George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, early 1900s
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George Robey

by Edward Ireland
bromide postcard print, 1900s
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George Robey as Robinson Crusoe

by Edward Ireland, published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG x160574

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George Robey

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x160575

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George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x160576

Ax160322

George Robey

by Edward Ireland
bromide postcard print, 1904
NPG Ax160322

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George Robey

by Edward Ireland
bromide postcard print, 1904
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George Robey

by Edward Ireland
bromide postcard print, 1904
NPG Ax160324

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Eileen Robey; Ethel Haydon; Edward George Robey; George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1904
NPG x160582

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George Robey

published by Rapid Photo Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x160573