George Formby, the son of a music hall entertainer who died at a comparatively early age, followed his father on the stage. Thanks largely to his wife Beryl, he became not only a very successful performer with his singing and ukulele playing, but one of the most popular film stars in Britain during the war years. He also travelled extensively abroad to entertain the troops. After the war he ceased making films, and returned to the theatre and pantomime, though a lifetime of ill-health was catching up on him.
This book provides a detailed account of all his films and major theatre shows, as well as a frank look at the unhappiness of his marriage with a woman who single-mindedly helped him become the highest-paid entertainer of his time, but made him many enemies in showbiz circles along the way.
This report prepared by John Van der Kiste