1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Vokes

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VOKES, the name of a family of English actors. Frederick Mortimer Vokes (1846-1888), the son of a costumier, made his first appearance on the stage in 1854. In 1861 he, his sisters Jessie (1851-1884), Victoria (1853-1894) and Rosina (1858-1894), and Walter Fawdon (Vokes), first as the "Vokes Children" and then as the "Vokes Family," began to perform at music halls and at the pantomimes, and by their agility and humour made the name well known to English and American theatre-goers. Fred Vokes was a man of real inventiveness as well as rare acrobatic skill.