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Will and Ivy Cass (ca. 1907). Source: Lyn Workman
Billy Cass Billy Cass i(A143876 works by) (birth name: Wilfred Albert Cass)
Born: Established: ca. 1881 ; Died: Ceased: 8 Sep 1948 Willoughby, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Comedian, writer, troupe manager, director, producer.

Billy Cass started out his career in the early 1900s and by 1907 was touring with Jones' Huge Surprise Party, along with Ivy Bowman (later Ivy Cass). The pair worked for Harry Clay, J. C. Bain, Post Mason, and Dix-Baker among others during the 1910s, and by the end of the decade Cass had developed into a specialist revusical comedian and pantomime dame and even appeared in The Jackeroo of Coolabong (1920). He toured consistently up until the early 1940s, either for firms like the Fullers', Clay's, Alf Coleman, Stanley McKay and Union Tivoli Vaudeville, or with his own troupes.

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

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