Sir Walter de Frece

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Sir Abraham Walter de Frece

Birthdate:
Birthplace: 9 Salisbury Street, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Death: January 07, 1935 (64)
Park Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco,
Place of Burial: Putney, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry de Frece and Marian De Frece
Husband of Matilda Powles and Vesta Tilley
Brother of Adele Leah Lion; Isaac de Frece; Jack Isaac "Jack" de Frece; Miriam De Frece; Ben De Frece and 3 others

Occupation: theatre impresario, and Conservative Party politician
Managed by: Jeffrey Michael Maynard
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About Sir Walter de Frece

Sir Abraham Walter de Frece (7 October 1870 – 7 January 1935) was a British theatre impresario, and later Conservative Party politician, who served as a member of parliament (MP) from 1920 to 1931. His wife was the celebrated male impersonator Vesta Tilley.

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Music hall proprietor

(Abraham) Walter De Frece was born and educated in Liverpool, the son of a music hall manager. In 1890, he married Vesta Tilley (the stage name of Matilda Powles, 18641952), the celebrated non-Jewish actress noted for her male roles, including Burlington Bertie. De Frece became a large-scale music hall proprietor. In 1910, he went into partnership with Sir Alfred Butt to form the Variety Theatres Controlling Company. The company owned 15 premises throughout the country. De Frece was one of the first people to open music halls in seaside resorts like Blackpool. He was also a talented songwriter, writing hits for the most popular music-hall performers, among them Dan Leno, for whom he wrote TheShopwalker. During the First World War, he organised entertainment forthe troops, a service that earned him a knighthood in 1919. From 1920 until 1931 he served as a Tory MP. He died in Monte Carlo in 1935.

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Sir Walter de Frece's Timeline

1870
October 7, 1870
9 Salisbury Street, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
1935
January 7, 1935
Age 64
Park Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco,
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Putney, Greater London, England, United Kingdom