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A Brief Profile of Will Hay

Early Life The comedian and character actor Will Hay was born William Thomson Hay at 23 Durham Street, Stockton, County Durham on 6 December 1888. He was the son of William Robert Hay, an engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth. William had four siblings, a brother, Harold and three sisters, Evelyn, Lizzie and Annie. When Hay…

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A Brief Profile of George Formby

Early Life George Formby was born George Hoy Booth on 26 May 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire. He was the eldest of the seven children of James and Eliza Booth (nee Hoy). George has six siblings, two brothers and four sisters. By the time George was born his father was already a successful music hall comedian…

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