George Formby. Copyright: BBC.

George Formby

Born in Wigan as George Hoy Booth, Formby was the son of music hall comedian James Booth who performed with the stage name George Formby. Formby Jr. took up his father's act after his early death, and rose in a little over 10 years to be a national superstar as an actor, comedian and ukulele/banjolele player. Starring in a string of hugely successful films during the 1930s and 40s, he was a favourite with troops during the Second World War and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.

George Formby OBE
George Hoy
Thursday 26th May 1904
Monday 6th March 1961 (aged 56)


Year Production Role
2011 Frank Skinner On George Formby Self (Archive Material)
2011 George Formby - Britain's Original Pop Star Self (Archive Material)
1945 I Didn't Do It Actor
1944 He Snoops To Conquer Actor
1944 Bell-Bottom George George
1943 Get Cracking Actor
1942 Much Too Shy Actor
1941 Turned Out Nice Again Actor
1941 South American George Actor
1940 Spare A Copper Actor
1940 Let George Do It Actor
1939 Trouble Brewing George Gullip
1939 Trouble Brewing Composer
1939 Come On George Actor
1935 Off The Dole Actor
1934 Boots! Boots! Actor

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
George Formby on IMDb

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