Berry, W.H. – autographed postcard photo W. H. BERRY – signed postcard
Size: 3.5in x 5.5in / 9cm x 14cm
United Kingdom – 1930
Signed: ‘Cordially Yours W.H.Berry’
Autographed black & white gloss photo postcard (Arisophot Co.Ltd. Series AL E.B.130). Unused.
W. H. Berry (1870-1951) was a popular performer in music halls and in musical comedies. He also appeared in 8 comedy films in the 1930s including ‘Poppy’ & ‘High Jinks’.
William Henry Berry (23 March 1870 – 2 May 1951), always billed as W. H. Berry, was an English comic actor. After learning his craft in pierrot and concert entertainments, he was spotted by the actor-manager George Grossmith Jr., and appeared in a series of musical comedies in comic character roles. His greatest success was as Mr. Meebles, the hapless magistrate in The Boy in 1917.
Berry was a pioneer broadcaster, making radio appearances within months of the launch of the BBC. He was still broadcasting in the late 1930s. He also appeared in variety.