Roy Rene, born Henry van der Sluys, was an Australian comedian and vaudevillian. As the bawdy character Mo McCackie, Rene was one of the most well-known and successful Australian comedians of the 20th century. A 1927 recording of Rene and Nat Phillips performing as Stiffy and Mo, called The Sailors, was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry in 2011.
|Born:||Henry van der Sluys, February 15, 1891, Adelaide, Australia|
|Died:||November 22, 1954, Sydney, Australia|
|Occupation:||Comedian, vaudevillian, singer, film and radio actor|
|IMDb:||Roy Rene's IMDb|
About Roy Rene
An incredibly famous and successful Australian comedian who was also involved in vaudeville performances. His clown character, Mo McCackie, was one of the most recognizable faces in 20th century Australia.
He won a singing competition at age 10, which led him into acting professionally in a pantomime a few years later.
He teamed up with another comedian to form comedy shows by 'Stiffy and Mo' and was famous for his trademarked white and black makeup.
He married Sadie Gale, a fellow performer, in 1929. He was the son of a Jewish Dutch family.
He was viewed as a great comedian by Jack Benny.
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