Fred Duprez

Fred Duprez (September 6, 1884 – October 27, 1938) was an American actor, comedian and singer who performed on vaudeville, phonograph record and film. He made phonograph recordings in the US and the UK in the 1900s, 1910s, and 1920s. Most of the films he appeared in were British. He was also a writer, and wrote the popular stage farce My Wife's Family, filmed three times in Britain, firstly in 1931; once in Sweden in 1932; and once in Finland, in 1933.

Fred Duprez was born in Detroit, Michigan. He died from a heart attack on board a ship en route to England. He was the father of the actress, June Duprez.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 6, 1884 (Detroit), Died October 27, 1938

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1912-01-09-01] Not documented 1/9/1912 [Unknown title(s)] Fred Duprez Monologue speaker  
Columbia 3988 10-in. ca. Jan. 1908-Feb. 1909 A vaudeville rehearsal Fred Duprez Comic scene, with orchestra author, speaker  
Columbia 3995 10-in. ca. Jan. 1908-Mar. 1909 Make a noise like a hoop and roll away Fred Duprez Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 4132 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1909 How did the bird know that? Fred Duprez Male vocal solo, with orchestra speaker  
Columbia 4190 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 Blitz and Blatz in an aeroplane Fred Duprez ; Bob Roberts Comic dialogue, with orchestra author, speaker  
Columbia 4390 10-in. ca. 3/26/1910 I'm on my way to Reno Fred Duprez Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 4480 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1910 When you marry a girl for looks Fred Duprez Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 19544 10-in. 8/24/1911 The 11:69 Express Fred Duprez Comic monologue, with orchestra speaker  
Columbia 19881 10-in. 5/10/1912 Desperate Desmond Fred Duprez Comic scene speaker, author  
Columbia 39197 10-in. 1/24/1914 Happy tho' married Fred Duprez Comic monologue author, speaker  
Columbia 75975 12-in. approximately July 1917 Happily married Fred Duprez Comic monologue speaker, author  
Columbia 75976 12-in. approximately July 1917 The Irish question, sketch, part 1 Fred Duprez ; Tom Stuart ; Lewis Sydney ; Williams and Warden Comic scene speaker  
Columbia 75977 12-in. approximately July 1917 The Irish question, sketch, part 2 Fred Duprez ; Tom Stuart ; Lewis Sydney ; Williams and Warden Comic scene speaker  
Columbia 75978 12-in. approximately July 1917 Woman, lovely woman Fred Duprez Comic monologue speaker, author  
Columbia 76230 12-in. approximately September 1918 Alone in a city full of girls Apollo Theatre Orchestra ; Fred Duprez ; Leonard Hornsey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 76231 12-in. approximately September 1918 Battle front at home Apollo Theatre Orchestra ; Fred Duprez ; Leonard Hornsey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 76274 12-in. approximately September 1918 Soldier boy Apollo Theatre Orchestra ; Fred Duprez ; Maisie Gay ; Leonard Hornsey Dialogue speaker  
Columbia 76275 12-in. approximately 1919 Just chatter Fred Duprez ; Maisie Gay Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 76340 12-in. approximately 1919 Henry comes home late Fred Duprez ; Maidie Hope Comic scene speaker, author  
Columbia 76431 12-in. approximately May 1919 Brother Bill and father Fred Duprez Comic monologue author, speaker  
Columbia 76432 12-in. approximately May 1919 The movies Fred Duprez Comic monologue author, speaker  
Edison 3715 10-in. 4/16/1915 Happy tho' married Fred Duprez Monologue speaker, author  
Edison 3720 10-in. 4/20/1915 Desperate Desmond Fred Duprez Monologue author, speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duprez, Fred," accessed January 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680.

Duprez, Fred. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680.

"Duprez, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680

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