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Stanley Augustus Holloway, 1 October 1890, London, England, d. 30 January 1982, Littlehampton, Sussex, England. A much-loved comedian, actor, singer, at the age of 10 Holloway was performing professionally as Master Stanley Holloway-The Wonderful Boy Soprano. He then toured in concert parties before studying in Milan for a period in 1913 with the intention of becoming an opera singer. After serving in the Connaught Rangers during World War I, Holloway played the music halls and made his London stage musical debut as Captain Wentworth in Kissing Time at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1919. This was followed by roles in A Night Out (1920), Hit The Deck (1927), Song Of The Sea (1928) and Coo-ee (1929). During the 20s Holloway received much acclaim for his appearances in several editions of the renowned The Co-Optimists shows which were produced at various London theatres, beginning with the Royalty in London in 1921, and toured the provinces. He also became extremely...