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 6th, 1884 (Detroit), Died October 27th, 1938

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1915

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 speaker, author  
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 speaker, author  
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 author, speaker  
Columbia 39197 10-in. 1/24/1914 Happy tho' married Fred Duprez Comic monologue speaker, author  
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 speaker, author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duprez, Fred," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680.

Duprez, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680.

"Duprez, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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