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George. Real name George Booth. 1904--61, British comedian. He made many musical films in the 1930s, accompanying his songs on the ukulele
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I immediately bought the George Formby Ukulele Method Book and learned to play Swanee River.
In 1935 everyone had heard of George Formby and with fame came fortune, the star becoming the highest paid British stage celebrity of his day, getting pounds 80,000 a year at a time when most men could expect to earn pounds 300--pounds 400.
The 40-year-old Allerton man, who is a member of the George Formby Society, will make his first appearance at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday.
Of all the entertainment we get in Holywell town centre, I get more requests for the return of the George Formby Society than any other entertainers.
Music man Matthew Richards has only limited vision but talent spotters see a big future for him as a George Formby tribute act.
But it was George Formby in 1937 who first highlighted the sexual prowess of the profession-When I'm Cleaning Windows was banned by the BBC for its "lewd" lyrics.
Last week we revealed that George Formby made his debut on stage in Newcastle.
And anything which has a soundtrack featuring artists as diverse as Sinatra and Marvin Gaye to George Formby (yep, you read right, George Formby) has got to be worth seeing.
George Formby, the gormless lad from Lancashire, who was a megastar before we'd even invented the word.
The best way of getting your biography of a famous star noticed is to upset his fan club and David Bret has apparently done just that with George Formby - A Troubled Genius (Robson pounds 16.
IT was made famous by the Thirties comic actor George Formby.
Also on the bill was a 14-year-old girl who played the ukulele and sang George Formby songs, she was absolutely brilliant.