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
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duprez, Fred," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680.
Duprez, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106680.
"Duprez, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.
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