George Formby

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Birthday
26, 1904
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 6, 1961 (56)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1904
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 6, 1961 (56)

About

Singer, songwriter, and actor in the 1930s and 1940s who often accompanied himself on the banjo and ukulele.

Before Fame

He was born with a membrane covering his eyes, which fell away when he was a few months old.

Trivia

He became popular for songs full of double entendres and suggestive lyrics considered too indecent for airplay.

Family Life

His father James Booth adapted the surname Formby for his own stage act, one of the most popular of its day.

Associated With

He sang a cover of "Subterranean Homesick Blues," written by Bob Dylan, on The Day Show.