Stanley Holloway
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1890-10-01
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Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway Biography (Wikipedia)

Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film actor, comedian, singer, poet and monologist. He was famous for his comic and character roles on stage and screen, especially that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also renowned for his comic monologues and songs, which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year career.

Born in London, Holloway pursued a career as a clerk in his teen years. He made early stage appearances before infantry service in the First World War, after which he had his first major theatre success starring in Kissing Time when the musical transferred to the West End from Broadway. In 1921, he joined a concert party, The Co-Optimists, and his career began to flourish. At first, he was employed chiefly as a singer, but his skills as an actor and reciter of comic monologues were soon recognised. Characters from his monologues such as Sam Small, invented by Holloway, and Albert Ramsbottom, created for him by Marriott Edgar, were absorbed into popular British culture, and Holloway developed a following for the recordings of his many monologues. By the 1930s, he was in demand to star in variety, pantomime and musical comedy, including several revues.

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Brahn Boots
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Brahn Boots
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Up'ards
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Up'ards
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With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
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With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
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Get Me To The Church On Time
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Get Me To The Church On Time
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The Lion and Albert
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The Lion and Albert
Cast
Get Me To The Church On Time
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Get Me To The Church On Time
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Pick Up Tha' Musket
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Pick Up Tha' Musket
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Any Old Iron
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Any Old Iron
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With A Little Bit Of Luck
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With A Little Bit Of Luck
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Three ha'pence a foot
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Three ha'pence a foot
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Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?
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Hello, Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World
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Where Did You Get That Hat?
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Where Did You Get That Hat?
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Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
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Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
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Down At The Old Bull And Bush
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Down At The Old Bull And Bush
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Two lovely black eyes
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Two lovely black eyes
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Lily Of Laguna
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