George Formby

1904 - 1961

George Formby

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, comical 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 976,184 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,815th most popular actor.

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  • 3.19

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Among actors, George Formby ranks 4,756 out of 8,832Before him are Katherine Moennig, Claire Holt, Danny Nucci, Caroline Aaron, Juliane Köhler, and Brad Garrett. After him are Ivete Sangalo, Richard Dix, David Burke, Peggy Ann Garner, John Ortiz, and Anthony Michael Hall.

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Among people born in 1904, George Formby ranks 208Before him are Gladys George, Humberto Elgueta, Glenda Farrell, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Jimmy Dorsey, and Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry. After him are Laura La Plante, George Brent, Keith Holyoake, Milburn Stone, Jacqueline Logan, and Tom Conway. Among people deceased in 1961, George Formby ranks 122Before him are Anita Stewart, Uberto De Morpurgo, Albert Oldman, Victor d'Arcy, Jean de Bie, and Alfred Carlton Gilbert. After him are Earle Page, Whittaker Chambers, Gail Russell, Ruth Chatterton, Augustus John, and Ernest Payne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Formby ranks 3,598 out of 5,347Before him are Chris Thomas (1947), Barbara Windsor (null), Rebecca Mader (1977), Frank Lampard (1948), Pat Symonds (1953), and Jeanette Winterson (1959). After him are George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823), David Burke (1934), Tom Hooper (1972), Michael Foot (1913), Richard Ashcroft (1971), and Ron Greenwood (1921).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, George Formby ranks 592Before him are Naomi Scott (1993), Anna Popplewell (1988), Gary Daniels (1963), James D'Arcy (1975), Barbara Windsor (null), and Rebecca Mader (1977). After him are David Burke (1934), Kris Marshall (1973), Sophie Monk (1979), Margaret Leighton (1922), David Hewlett (1968), and Kevin Whately (1951).