Roy Rene By Rebecca Miles Feb 15, 1891 Roy Rene's Birth Rene was born in Adelaide, South Australia Feb 15, 1901 Won his first entertainment competition Aged 10, Rene won a singing competition at an Adelaide market. Aug 17, 1905 First professional performance Appeared professionally in the pantomime, Sinbad the Sailer, at the Theatre Royale. Aug 17, 1910 Adopted the name 'Roy Rene' Rene named himself after a famous French clown at Brennen's National Amphitheatre in Sydney. Aug 17, 1914 First overseas tour Sir Benjamin Fuller noticed Rene and engaged him to tour New Zealand. Jul 17, 1916 'Stiffy and Mo' Rene (Mo) teamed up with comedian Nat Philips (Stiffy) and the two became the famous 'Stiffy and Mo'. Mar 29, 1917 First marriage Rene married actress Dorothy Claire Davis May 17, 1929 Divorced Dorothy Davis Rene divorced Dorothy Davis after 12 years of marriage. Jul 3, 1929 Remarried Rene married Sadie Gale, who was part of his travelling entertainer's company. Dec 17, 1929 Fell ill with peritonitis Rene fell ill with peritonitis and nearly died from it. Aug 17, 1930 Rene returned to the stage Rene returned to the stage in mid-1930 after recovering from peritonitis. Aug 17, 1946 Started a career in radio Rene signed a contract with Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd. Aug 17, 1949 Brief return to the stage Rene returned to the stage for a few performances during his radio career. Aug 17, 1950 Retired Rene retired once his radio contract expired as he was plagued by ill health. Nov 22, 1954 Death Rene died in Sydney, New South Wales and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.