29 April 2006

Stars of stage and screen # 12: George Robey

Front reads: George Robey in the Gainsborough picture Chu Chin Chow
Reverse reads: A series of 48, no 30

Britain's "Prime Minister of Mirth" has appeared at every music hall of note in the kingdom. George Robey is still exuberantly active in his sixties. He was awarded the C.B.E. after the War for the highly succesful charity performances he organised, and later toured with his own revue company in this country and in Canada. He appeared in "Helen!" in 1932, and recently in the films "Don Quixote" and the new version of "Chu Chin Chow".
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George Robey Wikipedia entry, link.
IMDB entry, link.
The magic of pantomine - Itsbehindyou.com on Robey, link.
Another site, link.

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