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George Formby
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Born in Wigan, Greater Manchester
Born on 26th of May 1904
Died on 6th of March 1961

Born 1904. Died 1961 - English entertainer.

Brief career as a jockey before becoming a comedian. Acted in music hall portraying a shy, young man singing slightly bawdy songs accompanied on his ukelele. Became a popular film star, his films including Boots Boots (1934) and George in Civvy Street (1946). Returned to the stage postwar, subject to ill-health in his latter years.

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