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By Barry Anthony

Who used to be Dan Leno? In 1901 each person in Britain knew who he used to be. that they had noticeable him survive the tune corridor degree, listened to his jokes at the new gramophone and watched his humorous antics in a number of the earliest relocating photographs. Even King Edward VII used to be a fan and the preferred press dubbed Dan Leno 'The King's Jester'. yet his route to reputation was once a difficult one: he journeyed from being a baby performer within the London and Liverpool slums to a chaotic occupation in hard-bitten northern style theatres. Dan turned the nation's favorite comic, yet as one of many first mass media stars he suffered from this continuous publicity and died on the early age of 43. Drawing on many formerly unused assets, this is often first, authoritative, biography of Dan Leno. basically Charlie Chaplin, frequently in comparison to Dan fashionable and visual appeal, used to be to occupy an analogous place within the hearts of the British public. In telling the complete tale of Dan's lifestyles and occupation at the level and monitor, Barry Anthony brings to lifestyles the typical lifetime of Victorian Britain, in addition to Dan's distinctive model of humour and its resonance with later comedians reminiscent of Spike Milligan and the Monty Python group.

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