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Dan Leno
Original name: George Galvin
Birth: Dec. 20, 1860
Death: Oct. 31, 1904

The inscription reads : "In loving memory of my dear husband George Galvin, 'Dan Leno', who fell asleep Oct 31st. 1904, aged 43 years. 'Here sleeps the King of Laughter-Makers. Sleep well, dear heart, until the King of Glory awakens thee.' Also Sydney Reginald, beloved husband of Georgina Lubbock (Leno), who entered into rest Decr. 15 1905, aged 24 years. 'Though taken from my side, Will still remain Central in my heart for ever.'" Dan Leno was born into a family of travelling entertainers. His first appearance on stage was at the age of four, as a tumbler and contortionist. By the age of nine, he had become famous as a clog dancer, although his act included singing and comic patter, as well. From 1888 until his death, he was the star of the annual Christmas Pantomime at Drury Lane. Throughout the rest of the year, he appeared to sell-out crowds all over the country. His autobiography appeared in 1901 ; in the same year, he gave a command performance for King Edward VII, the first music-hall performer to be so honoured. Unfortunately, during his last years, he suffered mental ill-health and delusions, and had to be restrained.  (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Lambeth Cemetery
Tooting
Greater London, England
Plot: B1. Just inside the entrance, on the left-hand side of the left-hand plot. Stanley Lupino is buried
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 29, 2002
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