Michael Crawford

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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith, 19 January 1942, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. This actor and singer came to worldwide fame when he played the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, in 1986. Crawford’s father was a fighter pilot during World War II and died six months before his son was born. He sang in the school choir and later toured in the original productions of Benjamin Britten’s Let’s Make An Opera and Noyes Fluddle. While still a teenager he changed his name to Crawford (after seeing it on a biscuit box), and worked extensively in radio, and in films and television programmes for children. In 1964 he appeared in the late-night satirical BBC television series Not So Much A Programme, More A Way Of Life, and created the character of Byron, a ‘rocker’ who was thought to be typical of the swinging 60s. He also made a number of movies including The War Lover, starring Steve McQueen, Two Left...

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