George Formby Jr.

George Formby was a famous music hall performer known for his double entendre-laden songs he played on banjolele. His unique, syncopated manner became known as “The Formby Style.” After first finding work as a jockey, he became famous first as a star of the stage, and subsequently on the screen, appearing in numerous films in the 1930s and ‘40s.

 

George Hoy Booth was born May 26th, 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire, UK. His father was the famous Edwardian music hall comedian James Booth, (his stage name, George Formby, was a reference to the northern town of the same name) and a... Read More

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