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Leslie Sarony

(1897—1985) songwriter and entertainer


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b. 22 January 1897, Surbiton, Surrey, England, d. 12 February 1985. A singer, songwriter and all-round entertainer, Sarony made his first stage appearance in a music hall act in 1911. He subsequently became one of Park’s Eton Boys, and appeared in the revue Hello Tango at the London Hippodrome in 1913. He also toured the provincial music halls while they were enjoying their ‘golden era’. During World War I, he served with the London Scottish Regiment in France and Salonika, spending much of his time entertaining in army concert parties. After the war he appeared in pantomime, and then in 20s revues such as The Peep Show, His Girl, Dover Street To Dixie, Brighter London, The Whirl Of The World, Rat-A-Tat and Up With The Lark, and an adaptation of the French operetta Phi-Phi.

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From Encyclopedia of Popular Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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