Contributor Jim Gerald
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Other Names Diabolo, James Fitzgerald
Gender Male
Nationality Australian
Date of Birth 2 January 1891
Date of Death 2 March 1971
Functions Actor, Comedian, Performer
Notes Joined the Fullers' vaudeville circuit in 1912 as 'Jim Gerald', an acrobat and wire-walker. Served in both World Wars. Died in Melbourne. Best remembered for his versatility—as a big-eared oaf in baggy pants and shapeless hat, as a seemingly rubber-boned and pathetically droll clown and as Australia's greatest pantomime dame.
NLA http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462371
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  • Is sibling of Lance Vane (Actor, Performer, Stage Manager. Event Dates: 1907 - 1934)
  • Is sibling of Max Clifton (Actor. Event Dates: 1902 - 1915)
  • Is spouse of Essie Jennings (Actor. Event Dates: 1917 - 1918)
Events

Comedian

Actor

Performer

Comic Singer

Producer

Writer

  • Jim Gerald, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 27 November 1931

Lily Coburn - Performer, Actor and Singer, Comic Singer, Comedian, Actor, Soubrette

Morry Barling - Actor, Comedian, Performer

Queenie Paul - Actor, Performer, Singer, Choreographer, Producer

Harry Wren - Producer, Devisor, Presenter

Jenny Howard - Performer, Singer, Comedian

Wallace Parnell - Producer

Fred Parsons - Writer

Ronnie Hay - Choreographer

Peggy Mortimer - Composer, Performer, Pianist, Musician

George Stevenson Wallace - Performer, Comedian

David N. Martin - Presenter

Beryl Meekin - Performer, Comedian, Actor and Singer, Actor

John O'Dowd - Actor, Performer, Comedian, Stage Manager, Actor and Singer

Terry Scanlon - Actor, Comedian, Compere

Jandy The Musical Clown - Clown, Circus Style Performer

Lynne Golding - Performer, Dancer

Millie Hansen - Singer

Alec Kellaway - Producer, Comedian, Actor and Singer, Actor

George Nichols - Impersonator, Illusionist, Performer

Lance Vane - Stage Manager, Assistant Producer, Actor and Singer, Actor, Performer

Hal Vincer - Conductor

Inky Williams - Cartoonist, Actor, Comedian

Sheila Cruze - Choreographer

Marie Doran - Performer, Actor, Singer

Thelma Duff - Dance Director, Choreographer, Actor and Singer, Dancer

Buster Fiddes - Comedian

Muriel Gardner - Performer

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946
  • Target for Delight, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 5 May 1945
  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945
  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Clifford Guest - Ventriloquist, Impersonator

Dres Hardingham - Designer

Gladys Moncrieff - Actor, Singer, Performer

Les Ritchie - Comic Singer, Performer, Comedian

Charles Ryder - Musical Director, Conductor

Nanette Allen - Performer, Singer

Raymond Baird - Saxophonist

Robert Butt - Actor, Performer

Iris Cattach - Soubrette

Maurice Colleano - Circus Style Performer, Comedian, Acrobat

Tommy Dale - Actor and Singer, Performer, Comic Singer, Comedian

Howard Hall - Stage Manager, Actor and Singer, Actor

Reg Hawthorne - Actor and Singer, Performer, Comic Singer

Ralton R. James - Producer, Production Manager

Vilma Kaye - Actor and Singer, Comic Singer, Singer

Daphne Lowe - Soprano, Vocalist

Barbara Mackey - Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Jack O'Dowd - Comedian, Compere, Performer, Actor

Edna Ralston - Actor and Singer, Soubrette, Singer

Enso Toppano - Musical Director, Musician

Leo Trenette - Performer, Actor and Singer, Comic Singer

George Leonard Wallace - Comedian, Performer

Joy Waltho - Actor and Singer

Edna Busse - Performer, Dancer

Denis Collinson - Musical Arranger, Conductor, Musical Director

Lou Cotton - Actor, Actor and Singer

Gloria Dawn - Performer, Actor, Singer

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952
  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945
  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Chung Doo - Tenor, Comedian

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946
  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945

Alan Eddy - Performer, Singer

Elimar - Performer, Circus Style Performer, Juggler

Edie Fitzgerald - Performer, Singer

  • Target for Delight, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 5 May 1945
  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945
  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Frank Forde - Actor, Performer

Bill French - Performer, Singer

John Gilbert - Actor

Millie Hanson - Singer, Performer

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945
  • The Laugh Convoy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 3 July 1943
  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 5 June 1943

Val Jellay - Dancer

Heather Jones - Actor and Singer, Actor

Pat Kenny - Musician, Performer

Herbie Marks - Actor and Singer, Musician

Cherry Minato - Dancer, Comedian

Rae Morgan - Comedian, Performer

Harold Moschetti - Musical Director, Conductor

Frank Neil - Presenter

Keith Petersen - Singer, Comedian

Keith Peterson - Performer, Comedian

Stan Porter - Conductor

Stella Ranger - Performer, Actor and Singer

Max Reddy - Actor, Actor and Singer

Lyla Thompson - Actor and Singer, Performer

Miss Priscilla Verne - Actor and Singer, Performer

Jimmy White - Comedian, Performer

Paulino - Acrobat, Performer

Joan Ashton - Actor and Singer

Syd Beck - Comedian

Lorna Beldon - Performer, Actor and Singer

Fred Brown - Circus Style Performer

Russell Callow - Performer, Singer

Mickey Carolyn - Actor

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Brenda Charles - Soubrette

Nelson Clifford - Comedian

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Lily Coban - Performer

  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945
  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Lou Cottam - Comic, Actor and Singer

June Dawne - Performer

Helen de Paul - Actor

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Molly Duval - Actor

Ian Field - Performer

Andrew Flanagan - Magician

Eddie Gordon - Circus Style Performer

Ailsa Green - Singer

Edna Hamilton - Actor

Madi Hedd - Actor

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

June Holm - Actor

George Hurd - Circus Style Performer, Performer

James Hutchings - Set Designer

Vassili Ilster - Musician

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Marvin Kane - Compere

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Valerie Kaye - Dancer

Nellie Kolle - Gender Cross-dresser

Toni Lamond - Actor, Performer

Judd Lane - Choreographer

Jessie Laws - Costume Designer, Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Monda Lenz - Soprano

The Great Levante - Magician

Alta Lowe - Singer

Barbara Mackay - Costume Designer

Marie Marion - Comedian

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Betty Meddings - Choreographer

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Rob Murray - Circus Style Performer

Magda Neeld - Dancer

Buster Noble - Actor

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Charles Norman - Comedian

John Northcote - Designer

William Perryman - Actor and Singer, Comic Singer

Mascotte Powell - Soubrette

Natalie Raine - Actor, Dancer

Mavis Ritchie - Dancer

Jan Rubini - Violinist

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Barry Sandford - Actor

Ethel Smith - Actor and Singer

Al Thomas - Impersonator, Actor

Doris Tindall - Actor and Singer

Enzo Toppano - Musician, Musical Director, Comedian

Olga Varona - Tight-rope Walker

Bunny Westney - Actor

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 1946
  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

Wilbur Wheeler - Performer, Circus Style Performer

Alban Whitehead - Actor

Angus Winneke - Set Designer, Designer

Ruth Allan - Dancer

Ruth Allen - Comedian

Gladys Anderson - Performer

  • Strip for Action, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 19 June 1943

Janne Anderson - Dancer, Actor

Charleton Andrews - Playwright

Gwen Arnold - Actor

Lex Atana - Actor

Will Aubrey - Minstrel

Jane Ayr - Comedian

Bettine Baker - Actor, Dancer

Don Baker - Actor

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Phyllis Baker - Costume Designer

Barbarina - Performer

Maurice Barling - Actor and Singer

Vicki Battle - Dancer

Laurline Beckham - Dancer

Frieda Bohning - Performer

Frieda Bonning - Comic Singer

Joan Boulken - Actor

Allan Boyd - Dancer

Jenny Brennan - Choreographer

Kevin Brennan - Actor

Peggy Brookes - Singer

Guus Brox - Actor

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

Betty Bubbles - Comedian

Maggie Buckley - Singer

Neva Carr Glyn - Comedian

George Chanti - Performer

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Senia Chostiakoff - Tenor

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Frank Cleary - Circus Style Performer

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

John Clifford - Actor

Bobbie Clifton - Singer

Max Clifton - Actor

Byres Coates - Cinematographer

Joan Cohen - Singer

Keith Connolly - Actor

Celestine Connors - Performer

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Mike Connors - Compere

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Pierre Courrett - Compere

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Colin Crane - Baritone

Letty Craydon - Actor

Bob Cummings - Comedian

June Darwent - Actor and Singer

Andre Davarre - Dancer

Perry Davey - Comedian

Gloria Davies - Dancer

Claude De Car - Animal Performer

Valda de Oliver - Performer

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Ike Delevale - Performer

Elaine Dempsey - Ballet Master/Mistress

Rhoda Dendron - Actor

Vera Derler - Comedian

Maurice Diamond - Choreographer

Suzanne Dixon - Comedian

Shirley Donald - Performer

  • The Laugh Convoy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 3 July 1943

Donald the Dancing Donkey - Animal and Bird Imitator

John Downs - Electrician

William Duff - Actor

Pat Duncan - Dancer

Sandra Duncan - Dancer

Irene Else - Performer

Grace Emerson - Actor and Singer

Gracie Emmerson - Soubrette

Dawn Emms - Performer

Ivy Emms - Dancer

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Lulla Fanning - Comedian

Frederick Farley - Director

Ian Fields - Comedian

Charles Fisher - Stage Director

Stephen Fitzgerald - Director

Alec Foster - Performer

Alex Francis Smith - Actor

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

John Fraser - Actor

Delores Gay - Performer

Bebe George - Dancer

Mercia George - Dancer

Ed Glover - Actor

John Godfrey - Actor

Billy Goodwin - Singer

Jock Gordon - Comedian

  • The Laugh Convoy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 3 July 1943

David Gould - Director

Lewis Gould - Soprano

Will Gracey - Performer

Kevin Graham - Performer

Harry Grunden - Singer

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Arthur Guest - Actor

Phil Hall - Dancer

Jimmy Hanley - Actor

Roy Harwood - Properties Master

Ronny Hay - Choreographer

Evie Hayes - Singer

  • The Laugh Convoy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 3 July 1943

Richard Healey - Conductor

Irene Helder - Actor

Joan Henderson - Actor and Singer

Ernest Higgins - Cinematographer

Joy Holloway - Actor and Singer

Geoffrey Hope - Producer

Avery Hopwood - Playwright

Doreen Hurd - Performer

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Ursula Irving - Performer

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Faye James - Dancer

Ted James - Actor and Singer

Janetski - Xylophone

Joy Jarvis - Dancer

Dorothy Jean - Actor and Singer

Dawn Johns - Actor

Keith Johns - Stage Director

Harry Kahne - Magician

Pat Keating - Singer

Robert Keers - Musical Director

Sylvia Kellaway - Performer

Margaret Kelly - Performer

  • Strip for Action, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 19 June 1943

Martin Kett - Conductor

Marie La Varre - Actor

Betty Lambert - Soubrette

Sylvia Lane - Actor

June Lansell - Stage Manager

Owen Laurence - Dancer

June Lawrence - Dancer

  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945

Joe Lee - Actor

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

Eddie Leslie - Comedian

Miriam Lester - Actor

Dawn Lightfoot - Actor and Singer

Esme Lind - Performer

  • Strip for Action, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 19 June 1943

Frank Lisle - Performer

Marjorie Lou - Dancer

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 5 June 1943

Babs MacKinnon - Actor

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

Charles Macmahon - Scriptwriter, Director

Maree Madsen - Actor

Keith Major - Dancer

George Marlow - General Manager

Beryl Martin - Dancer

Lennie McDermott - Singer

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Robin McDonald - Dancer

Sheila McGuire - Actor

George Merriman - Actor

Pearlie Midgley - Actor and Singer

Percy Miller - Performer

  • Strip for Action, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 19 June 1943

Rosemary Miller - Actor

June Mills - Performer

Harry Moreny - Actor

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

Tony Moynihan - Performer

Fred Murray - Actor and Singer

Dolores Nolan - Actor, Dancer

Dora Norris - Actor

Mark Ollington - Musician

Joe Page - Aerialist

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Vivian Palmer - Producer

George Park - Performer

Charlie Parker - Comedian

Thelma Parkes - Performer

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 5 June 1943

Bob Parrish - Baritone

Helen Pavette - Performer

Laurel Paxford - Singer

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Alec Pleon - Performer

Lucille Power - Actor

Rebla - Circus Style Performer

  • Flying Colours, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 17 July 1943

Pat Redmond - Performer

Victor Roberts - Writer

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

John Robertson - Trumpeter

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Betti Ann Ross - Dancer

Royston - Ventriloquist

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Norma Scott - Actor and Singer

Ernest Shand - Actor and Singer

Charles Sherman - Actor and Singer

Ella Shields - Impersonator

Peggy Slyan - Dancer

George Sorlie - Actor and Singer

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Charles Spencer - Producer

Merna Stewart - Comic Singer

Joan Swain - Performer

Michael Szwaluk - Scenic Artist

Des Tanner - Organist

Charles Taylor - Conductor

Gerald Taylor - Magician

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

U. S. Thompson - Dancer

Doris Tindal - Performer

  • Strip for Action, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 19 June 1943

Tom Toby - Singer

  • Paris le Soir, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 1945

Lou Toppano - Musician

Snowy Towers - Acrobat

Dulcie Travers - Performer

Tommy Trinder - Actor

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

Marjorie Van Camp - Animal Performer

Ray Vaughan - Performer

Mal Verco - Performer

Edgar Vernon - Magician

  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945

Joy Ward - Dancer

Alma Watson - Dancer

Frank Webber - Actor and Singer

Stanley Wells - Mechanist

Doris Whimp - Performer

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Donald Williams - Stage Director

Gloria Williams - Performer

  • Fun and Music, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 17 December 1945

Marion Williams - Actor

Ted Willis - Playwright

Cyrus Wood - Playwright

Tivoli Circuit (Australia) Pty Ltd

Tivoli Orchestra

Tivoli Ballet

Celebrity Circuit Pty Ltd

The Flying Kelroys

The Ridgeways

J. C. Williamson Theatres Limited

Tivoli Swing Sisters

Connors and Paul Theatres Pty. Ltd.

Mahoney and Geraghty

  • Target for Delight, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 5 May 1945
  • Hips Hips Hooray, Cremorne Theatre (1911-1954), South Brisbane, QLD, 21 April 1945
  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Rex and Bessie

The Clark Brothers

The Duo Perrards

The Gay Dogs

Charles & Helen

Dancing Debs

Daredevil Durkins

Eight Twinklers

Four La Salles

June & Jeanette

Lalo and Musette

Margaret, Maurice and Maryea

Raines & Richards

Rebounding Ridgeways

The Aristos

The Bridges Trio

The Cupidette Sextette

The Four Lazanders

The Garnet H. Carroll Management

The Kermond Brothers

The Rivieras

The Twinklers

The Two Randows

Vento & Red

Wicki & Dana

Bowery Honky Tonk Four

Carsony Brothers

Chapelle and Carlton

Chong Chan Fat

David N. Martin Pty Ltd

  • Cinderella, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, December 1952

E'toile and Lawrence

Eastern Brothers

Ernesto and Joanne

Gracey

Hadji Ali and Co

ISHAQ

J. and N. Tait

Jim Gerald and Co

Jim Gerald's babies

Joy Sisters

L'Etoile and Laurence

Lew & Leslie Grade Ltd.

Luahna, Lahni and Laya

MacMahon's Exquisite Pictures

Maurice Diamonds New Beauty Ballet

Michel and Arnova

Murray and Walton

Musical Macs

  • Shout for Joy, Cremorne Theatre Rehearsal Room, South Bank, QLD, 7 April 1945

Olrac and Lillian

Sampson and Simpleton

Spencer's Pictures Limited

The Arnaut Bros

The Cleveres

The Dancing Debutantes

The Dancing Knights

The Dandy Bros.

The eight Twinklers

  • Jim Gerald, Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 27 November 1931

The Four Diabolos

The Glamour Birds

The Glamourettes

The Laconas

The Marcella Trio

  • Atomic Blondes, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 25 November 1946

The Nicoli Bros.

The Nudie Cuties

The Older Belles

The Rivells

The Sadler Twins

Tivoli Glamour Girls

Twelve Whirlwinds

Valentine and Reed

Victor and Betty

Willie, West and McGinty

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