Michael Flanders

English actor and singer. Born 1 March 1922. Died 14 April 1975
Michael Flanders
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1922-03-01
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Michael Flanders

Michael Flanders Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael Henry Flanders OBE (1 March 1922 – 14 April 1975) was an English actor, broadcaster, and writer and performer of comic songs. He is best known for his stage partnership with Donald Swann.

As a young man Flanders seemed to be heading for a successful acting career. He contracted polio in 1943 while serving in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and for the rest of his life was reliant on a wheelchair. He made a career as a prolific broadcaster on radio and later television, and together with his old schoolfriend, the composer Donald Swann, he wrote successful songs in the late 1940s and early and mid-1950s for revues in the West End of London. In 1956 they themselves performed some of these songs, along with new songs, in a two-man revue, At the Drop of a Hat. This show, and its successor, At the Drop of Another Hat, ran with occasional short breaks from 1956 to 1967 and played in theatres throughout the British Isles, the US, Australia and elsewhere.

During and after the stage partnership with Swann, Flanders pursued a many-faceted career, performing on stage, screen, radio, concert platforms and recordings. He wrote opera librettos, a children's book, a volume of poetry and the words of a cantata about Noah's Ark.

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The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud)
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The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud)
Joseph Horovitz
Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (Then Japhet, Shem and Ham)
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Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (Then Japhet, Shem and Ham)
Joseph Horovitz
Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (The Lord looked down on Earth)
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Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (The Lord looked down on Earth)
Donald Swann
A word on my ear
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A word on my ear
Michael Flanders
Design For Living
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Design For Living
Michael Flanders
The Slow Train
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The Slow Train
Michael Flanders
Th Gnu Song
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Th Gnu Song
Michael Flanders
The Ostrich
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The Ostrich
Donald Swann
A Transport Of Delight
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A Transport Of Delight
Donald Swann
First and Second Law
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First and Second Law
Michael Flanders
The Slow Train
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The Slow Train
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ill Wind
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Ill Wind
Michael Flanders
Misalliance
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Misalliance
Michael Flanders
Th Gnu Song
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Th Gnu Song
Donald Swann
The Warthog
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The Warthog
Michael Flanders
Th Gnu Song
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Th Gnu Song
Michael Flanders
A Transport of Delight
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A Transport of Delight
Michael Flanders
Little Drummer Boy
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Little Drummer Boy
Michael Flanders
Ill Wind
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Ill Wind
Flanders and Swann
Slow Train
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Slow Train
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