George Formby

Comedian, Musical Artist

1875 – 1921

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Who was George Formby?

George Formby, born James Lawler Booth, was an English music hall comedian and musician. He was perhaps best known for his singing and clowning which he performed in a sardonic style that influenced Charlie Chaplin as a teenager. In his later years, Formby was plagued by ill-health and suffered from tuberculosis, but despite this, he was one of the highest paid entertainers of the Edwardian era. His son was the comedian and ukulele player George Formby.

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Born
Oct 4, 1875
Ashton-under-Lyne
Also known as
  • George Formby, Sr.
  • James Booth
  • Formby, George
  • James Lawler Booth
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
Feb 8, 1921
Stockton Heath

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on July 23, 2013

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