BARNEY GILMORE






Barney Gilmore was an Irish Comedian and Singer.

 

He was born in Philadelphia in 1867 and as a young man he sang in a church choir in Camden, New Jersey and at the age of 21 he joined The Duff Opera Company to plays small parts.

 

His first starring role was in a play called "The Irish Jockey," but he had to retire on account of ill health and he went back to church work.

 

He made his reappearance at Keith's in Philadelphia in a character singing speciality.  The he formed a partnership with John Conley and they played an Irish sketch in the vaudeville house for two years.  He next joined John F. Leonard and they and produced "Hogan's Alley," which proved a great success.  He also wrote and starred in "The Rocky Road To Dublin."