The Exeter man who discovered Charlie Chaplin

And who invented the infamous custard pie gag

Many people are aware of comedian Tommy Cooper's links to Exeter-but did you know about the comedy legacy of Exeter's own Fred Karno?

Fred created the 'custard pie in the face gag' and helped launch the careers of comedy legends including Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin.

Born Fredrick John Westcott in Paul Street, March 1866, Fred's family later moved to Nottingham where he grew up. However, he is said...
source: Devon Live

2019-12-08 03:23
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