George Anthony Newley, 24 September 1931, London, England, d. 14 April 1999, Jensen Beach, Florida, USA. One of the UKs most highly successful songwriters, actors and singers of the 60s. Born in Hackney, east London, Newley was evacuated to Hertfordshire during World War II. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School in London before working as a child actor in several films, including The Little Ballerina, Vice Versa, and David Leans acclaimed version of Oliver Twist (1948) in which he played the Artful Dodger. A brief spell of national service ended after six weeks on psychiatric grounds. He made his London theatrical debut in John Crankos revue, Cranks in 1955, and had character parts in well over 20 films before he was cast as rock n roll star Jeep Jackson in 1959s Idle On Parade.
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