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George Hoy Booth (1904 - 1961)

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George Hoy Booth aka Formby
Born in Wigan, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Died in Preston, Lancashire, Englandmap
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George Booth is Notable.

George Hoy Booth, known professionally as George Formby, was a popular English comedian, music hall performer and film actor of the 20th century. He was known for playing the ukelele and banjolele, and singing songs such as "When I'm Cleaning Windows" and "Leaning on a Lamp-post".[1]

Booth was born in 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire to James Lawler Booth and Elsie (née Hoy). He died in 1961 in Preston, Lancashire.


  1. Wikipedia: George Formby
  • 1939 England and Wales Register
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995

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