Marie Kendall (1873-1962)
Last updated: 02.09.22
p_kendallm.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Marie Kendall [Mary Ann Florence Holyome] was a British music hall comedian and actress born in Bethnal Green, London.
She began her 50+ year career aged five when appearing onstage in music halls as "Baby Chester". At 15 she was principal boy in Aladdin and Dandini in Cinderella. She toured England, Wales and Germany as a male impersonator and achieved success in 1893 on turning to female roles and singing I'm One of the Girls for over 16 weeks in Camden Town. Thereafter, Kendall performed at major venues in London, playing in pantomimes as well as singing Cockney songs in the best music halls.
In the 1920s she toured Australia and 1931, she was an original star of the Vintage Variety Company. She performed into her 60s and retired in 1939.
One of her famous songs, Just Like the Ivy (1902 - A.J. Mills: words; Harry Castling: music) is given in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs. She sang this in the 1934 film, Say it With Flowers.
Marie Kendall died in Clapham, London.
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     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Bird in a Gilded Cage, A Harry von Tilzer (music)
Arthur J. Lamb (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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url15.gif Johnny Without His Trousis Albert Perry (music)
A. J. Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
 
url15.gif Just Like the Ivy Harry Castling (music)
A.J. Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
 
url15.gif What Ho! She Bounces! Bennett Scott (music)
C G Cotes (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Bird in a Gilded Cage, A H. von Tilzer (music)
Arthur J. Lamb (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
Piano, Voice Monologues
     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg Did Your First Wife Ever Do That? (3:10) H. Castling
youtube15.jpg Just Like the Ivy (2:01) H. Castling
This list is arranged by composer and contains 18 works performed by Marie Kendall who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Dark Night Before Yer (1897), A Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Going Home to Baby (1897) Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg We've Got Quite Enough of Our Own (1897) Harry Castling George Le Brunn (words)
Steve McCarthy (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg That's What I Shall Do With Mine (1899) Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Don't We Like to Hear of Victory! (1900) Harry Castling Fred W Leigh (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Oh! the Decorations (1901) Harry Castling(w&m) Marie Kendall (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Just Like the Ivy (1902) Harry Castling A.J. Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg England's Good Enough For Me (1903) Harry Castling Harry Leighton (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Did Your First Wife Ever Do That? (1934?) Harry Castling Marie Kendall (perf.)
perf15.jpg E's Allus Got a Cert (1895) T.W. Connor Marie Kendall (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg  I'm One of the Girls! (1894) Charles Deane J.S. Baker (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg How Do We Go Now? (1900) Albert Hall H. Castling (words)
Steve McCarthy (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg You Mustn't Take Any Away! (1903) Frank Leo(w&m) Marie Kendall (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Flower by Any Other Name (1906), A Fred Murray C. Hilbury (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Johnny Without His Trousis (1899) Albert Perry A J Mills (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Ee Ain't Got Nuffin' to Tell (1896) Bennett Scott J.P. Harrington (words)
Milton Bode (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg What Ho! She Bounces! (1899) Bennett Scott C G Cotes (words)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Bird in a Gilded Cage (1900), A Harry von Tilzer Arthur J. Lamb (words)
Joseph Natus (perf.)
Fanny Da Costa (perf.)
Marie Kendall (perf.)
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