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George Formby

1904 - 1961

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George Formby (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961) was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comic songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer. Born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was the son of George Formby Sr, from whom he later took his stage name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Formby has received more than 1,533,642 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). George Formby is the 7,150th most popular actor (down from 6,224th in 2019), the 5,022nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,549th in 2019) and the 839th most popular British Actor.

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  • 17

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  • 3.67

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Among actors, George Formby ranks 7,150 out of 9,996Before him are Kat Graham, Ivan Sergei, Sophie Thompson, Sasha Roiz, Margaret Lindsay, and Josh Charles. After him are Matt McCoy, Dania Ramirez, Erin Moran, Jacob Elordi, Virginia Valli, and Kang Ji-hwan.

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Among people born in 1904, George Formby ranks 303Before him are Elissa Landi, Gordon Hodgson, Frank Amyot, Philip Hall, James Gentle, and Charles "Buddy" Rogers. After him are Ivor Montagu, Blind Boy Fuller, Glenda Farrell, Jan Peerce, Silvio Pietroboni, and Sally Rand. Among people deceased in 1961, George Formby ranks 175Before him are Clarence Pinkston, Miriam A. Ferguson, Adela Pankhurst, Gustaf Rosenquist, Kazimierz Laskowski, and George Simpson. After him are Maribel Vinson, George S. Kaufman, Gwen Lee, Tony Bettenhausen, George Irving, and Leo Carrillo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Formby ranks 5,022 out of 7,765Before him are Chris Larkin (1967), Ralph Ineson (1969), Sophie Thompson (1962), Thomas Lodge (1558), A. Edward Sutherland (1895), and Julian Bailey (1961). After him are Louise Rayner (1832), Simon Singh (1964), Erskine Childers (1870), Steve Hewitt (1971), Brian Kidd (1949), and Andrew Morton (1959).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, George Formby ranks 839Before him are Lucy Gordon (1980), Anne Heywood (1931), Benjamin Whitrow (1937), Chris Larkin (1967), Ralph Ineson (1969), and Sophie Thompson (1962). After him are Paul Eddington (1927), Mrs Patrick Campbell (1865), Brian Murphy (1932), Gracie Fields (1898), Tara Fitzgerald (1967), and Anne Reid (1935).

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