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George Formby Sr

George Formby Sr

George Formby Sr


Born James Booth on October 4, 1875. George Formby Senior was the father of George Formby , and a star in his own right. He performed in the Edwardian music halls. Singing in a sardonic, naive but somehow knowing style, plagued by ill-health (he made light of his tuberculosis) he was one of the highest paid entertainers of his day. His mother used to sing at pubs for alcoholic drinks and was often taken off to the police station to sober up. Because his mother was so often absent from home Read more on Last.fm
Born James Booth on October 4, 1875. George Formby Senior was the father of George Formby , and a star in his own right. He performed in the Edwardian music halls. Singing in a sardonic, naive but somehow knowing style, plagued by ill-health (he made light of his tuberculosis) he was one of the highest paid entertainers of his day.

His mother used to sing at pubs for alcoholic drinks and was often taken off to the police station to sober up. Because his mother was so often absent from home, young James Booth had to sleep outside the house, in the doorway, or in the lavatory. Because of this, he started to develop asthma, became very susceptible to bronchitis and developed tuberculosis. Read more on Last.fm.

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