G. S. Melvin

Comedian, Deceased Person

1886 – 1946

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Who was G. S. Melvin?

George Spence Melvin, known as G.S. Melvin was a famous Scottish pantomime dame and comedian.

Melvin was born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland. He became famous for his song "I'm Happy When I'm Hiking"; in the 1930s this was adopted as the hikers' anthem. He drowned in the river Thames at Datchet in Buckinghamshire whilst appearing at the Drury Lane Theatre.

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Born
Feb 20, 1886
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Died
Dec 2, 1946

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on July 23, 2013

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