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Leybourne, George [performing name Champagne Charlie] (1842–1884), music-hall entertainer

Peter Bailey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/39379

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Leybourne, George [performing name Champagne Charlie] (1842–1884), music-hall entertainer, popularly known as Champagne Charlie, was born on 17 March 1842 in Stourbridge, Gateshead, the son of Joseph Leybourne, a currier and sometime theatre musician, and his wife, Isabella, née Bullerwell. Leybourne's early life remains obscure and misreported, but he is known to have moved to ...

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