George Formby

Musical Film Star 1904-1961. Born 26 May 1904. Died 6 March 1961
George Formby
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1904-05-26
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George Formby

George Formby Biography (Wikipedia)

George Formby, OBE (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.

Born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was the son of George Formby Sr, from whom he later took his stage name. After an early career as a stable boy and jockey, Formby took to the music hall stage after the early death of his father in 1921. His early performances were taken exclusively from his father's act, including the same songs, jokes and characters. In 1923 he made two career-changing decisions – he purchased a ukulele, and married Beryl Ingham, a fellow performer who became his manager and transformed his act. She insisted that he appear on stage formally dressed, and introduced the ukulele to his performance. He started his recording career in 1926 and, from 1934, he increasingly worked in film to develop into a major star by the late 1930s and 1940s, and became the UK's most popular entertainer during those decades. The media historian Brian McFarlane writes that on film, Formby portrayed gormless Lancastrian innocents who would win through against some form of villainy, gaining the affection of an attractive middle-class girl in the process.

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When I'm cleaning windows
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When I'm cleaning windows
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With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
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With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
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Leaning On A Lamp Post
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Leaning On A Lamp Post
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Ordinary People
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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

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Banjo Boy
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Banjo Boy
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The Ghost
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The Ghost
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Letting The New Year In
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Letting The New Year In
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In My Little Snapshot Album
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In My Little Snapshot Album
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I Could Make A Good Living At That
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I Could Make A Good Living At That
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Our Sergent Major
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Our Sergent Major
Frederick E Cliffe, George Formby, Harry Gifford & George Formby
Lancashire Hot-pot Swingers
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Lancashire Hot-pot Swingers

Lancashire Hot-pot Swingers

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Frederick E Cliffe, George Formby, Harry Gifford
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I'm The Ukulele Man
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I'm The Ukulele Man
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Frank On His Tank
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Frank On His Tank
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The Window Cleaner (When I'm Cleaning Windows)
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The Window Cleaner (When I'm Cleaning Windows)
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Isle Of Man
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Isle Of Man
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Riding In The TT Races
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Riding In The TT Races
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With My Little Ukelele In My Hand
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With My Little Ukelele In My Hand
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Andy The Handy Man
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Andy The Handy Man
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The Emperor Of Lancashire
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The Emperor Of Lancashire
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Swimmin with the Wimmin
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Swimmin with the Wimmin
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Oh Dear Mother
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Oh Dear Mother
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On the Wigan Boat Express
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On the Wigan Boat Express
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