Stanley Holloway

Born 1 October 1890. Died 30 January 1982
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, humourist, 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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Two Lovely Black Eyes
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My word you do look queer
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My word you do look queer
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Get Me To The Church On Time
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Get Me To The Church On Time
Gordon Dilworth
With a Little Bit of Luck
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With a Little Bit of Luck
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With A Little Bit of Luck
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With A Little Bit of Luck
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Hand In Hand
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Hand In Hand
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Brahn Boots
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Brahn Boots
André Previn
Get Me To The Church On Time
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Get Me To The Church On Time
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The Lion & Albert
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The Lion & Albert
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I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
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I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
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The Galloping Major
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The Galloping Major
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Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
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Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
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Old Sam
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Old Sam
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If I Should Plant A Tiny Seed Of Love
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If I Should Plant A Tiny Seed Of Love
Reginald Dixon
The Blackpool Walk
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The Blackpool Walk
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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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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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Three ha'pence a foot
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Three ha'pence a foot
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