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15 September 2012

The Jovers - A Class Act

The Jovers - A Class Act
The video clip you're about to watch (Below) features husband and wife team - Wilfred and Fe - The Jovers performing live at the MGM in Reno in 1980. Its a wonderful clip that is bound to make you laugh.

The Jovers were a top-of-the-bill act during the sixties through to the eighties. Their career saw them  travelling the world, performing on cruises, in hotels and theatres, and on television making appearances on the likes of The Liberace and The Ed Sullivan Shows.

In 1969 an appearance in Miami lead to them being spotted and signed to appear in a revue at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. This stint in "the city that never sleeps" was far from their last appearance  - they were sort after for many years to come.

Their act was a of the traditional vaudeville style and was filled with incredible comedy, panache and verve the like of which most specialty acts of this type could only dream of. It was, and still is, hilariously funny, superbly witty and has some clever acrobatic moves too - put this together with Fe's (Pronounced fay's) contagious laugh and you have an act that is, well... perfect.

Eighty-three-year-Old, Fe Jover is, of course, retired, lives in the mountains with her daughter near Show Lo. Sadly Wilfred, her husband and partner, passed away just a few months ago.

Now you've heard about The Jovers why not watch this classic comedy specialty act, that I know you'll love, and then share the laughter with all your friends using the share buttons below. Thanks.

Update: After writing this, I was surprised and delighted to find that Fe Jover herself had somehow found my little piece, read it and left this lovely comment below:

"I was just playing around on my PC and came upon your page about my husband and myself. You pretty much have it all down. You may be surprised to know that I am still performing. So many funny things happened to us during our career that I decided to talk about them and make every one laugh.So this is what I do. I still laugh and they laugh at me and so it goes. "  - Fe Jover







8 comments:

Fe Jover said...

I was just playing around on my PC and came upon your page about my husband and myself. You pretty much have it all down. You may be surprised to know that I am still performing. So many funny things happened to us during our career that I decided to talk about them and make every one laugh.So this is what I do. I still laugh and they laugh at me and so it goes. Fe

sheikof possumcreek said...

What a pair!

A wonderful combination of physical skill and great comedy.

Andy Kirk said...

Hi Fe, its wonderful to see your comment I've been locked out of Blogger for quiet a while so only just picked your comments up - sorry for delay in responding.

I would have loved to have seen this act live, so truly wonderful, funny and unique. It's great to hear that you're still performing.

All my best

Andy

Wayne Livermore said...

I worked as a waiter right out of high school at the Allen A ranch where the Movers were on the Sat night vaudeville with a young comic Pat Cooper way back in the mid 60's. Dr and Wilfred were always charming and so nice to the staff. I have never forgotten their hilarious act.Two wonderfully talented people

Unknown said...

Autocorrect changed Jovers to movers

Wayne Livermore said...

Autocorrect changed Fe to Dr

SmashPatriarchy said...

You and your husband were a pair made in heaven! Thanks for all the laughs and brilliant entertainment!

BobGreen said...

We met the wonderful couple when my parents bought their house in Danbury, CT in 1972. They had lost their daughter, Mandy, a few years? earlier. Wilfrid still seemed to be grieving quite a bit. Fe being such a positive person seemed to be recovering and remembering happier memories. Their act in Vegas was going strong. Fe had us roiling with laughter and was so happy we'd have kids to either side that were our age. I was 8 at the time and she was such a great person who obviously loved children and people. Will was funny, but he let Fe shine. I don't think there was any way he could have contained her, and was smart enough not to try. They both always had a twinkle in their eye, even with their sorrow. They made the world around them happy. I think we kids only met them the once. But to this day I remember the encounter, they were the kind of people you'd never forget.