Billy Merson Net Worth

Billy Merson Net Worth is
$1 Million

Billy Merson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Billy Merson (1879–1947) was an English music hall performer and songwriter. He began his career while working in a lace-making factory, and doing shows in the evenings. It took some time until he could make a living from his stage work. "For five or six years on the stage, I survived on a salary hardly enough to keep body and soul together", he said. In 1922, he starred in Whirled into Happiness. As a comedian Merson was often paired with George Formby Senior.Songs he wrote include "The Photo of the Girl I Left Behind", "Desdemona" and (possibly his best known) "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life", which also became one of Al Jolson's first hits.He was chairman of the music hall at the Players Theatre in London. He also appeared in a few films, including three made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, Billy Merson Sings Desdemona, Billy Merson Sings Scotland's Whiskey (a satire on Sir Harry Lauder), and Billy Merson in a Russian Opera (all 1926-1927).He came from Nottingham.

Date Of BirthMarch 29, 1879
Place Of BirthNottingham, England, UK
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Writer
Star SignAries


Let the People Sing1942Bit Role (uncredited)
Remember When1939Popping
Chips1938Harbour Master
The Show Goes On1937Manager
Bill and Coo1931ShortThe Great Bendo
A Spanish Love-Spasm1917Short
Billy's Stormy Courtship1917ShortBilly Thorpe
Billy Strikes Oil1917ShortBilly
Billy the Truthful1917ShortBilly Washington
The Perils of Pork Pie1916ShortBilly Muggins
The Tale of a Shirt1916ShortBilly Jones
The Terrible 'Tec1916ShortSherlock Blake
The Only Man1915ShortBilly Whattle
The Man in Possession1915/IShortMr. Bunce - Bailiff
Billy's Spanish Love Spasm1915ShortBilly


Jolson Sings Again1949writer: "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life" - uncredited
The Jolson Story1946writer: "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life" - uncredited
The Singing Fool1928writer: "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life" - uncredited


Bill and Coo1931Short screenplay - uncredited
Billy's Spanish Love Spasm1915Short sketch


Patriotic Mrs. Brown1916Short


Patriotic Mrs. Brown1916Short producer


Billy Merson Singing Desdemona1926ShortHimself

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Chasing Rainbows - A Nation and Its Music1986TV Series documentaryHimself

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