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Langford Reed
Birth: 1889
Death: Mar. 11, 1954

Herbert Langford Reed was born in Clapham, South London, and was educated there and at Hove College. During the First World War, he served with the British Army in France. During the silent era, he scripted a dozen movies, and wrote the titles for Chaplin's "Chase Me Charlie" (1917), as well as directing two scenes in the absence of the Tramp. He was the author of several volumes, including "The Complete Limerick Book" (1924) and "The Indiscreet Limerick Book" (1925). Unfortunately, the inscription on his tombstone is very difficult to read, but it goes as follows : "There once was a fellow named Reed, Who knew that the world had a need, For limericks and fun, And all hearts he won, Since laughter and joy were his creed. The laughter and joy will not die, As angels laugh with him on high, While we here on Earth Should cultivate mirth. 'Tis better to laugh than to cry."  (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
St John-at-Hampstead Churchyard
Hampstead
London Borough of Camden
Greater London, England
Plot: D35 in the churchyard extension
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6531734
Langford Reed
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Langford Reed
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
Langford Reed
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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