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Clifford Grey
Birth: Jan. 5, 1887
Death: Sep. 25, 1941

British lyricist, screenwriter and actor. He was born in Birmingham, and appeared in 22 silent films, but retired as an actor with the coming of sound, after which he contributed to the screenplays of 38 pictures, the best-known of which are "Brewster's Millions" (1935) and "The Lambeth Walk" (1939). He is, however, remembered chiefly as the lyricist of "If You were the Only Girl in the World and I were the Only Boy," which was sung by Sir George Robey and Violet Loraine in the 1916 musical "The Bing Boys are Here," for which Nat D. Ayer wrote the music, and as the co-lyricist (with Greatrex Newman) of Vivian Ellis's "Spread a Little Happiness". This was sung by Binnie Hale, dressed as a parlour maid, in the 1929 musical "Mr. Cinders." More than half a century later, Sting sang it over the closing credits of the film version of Dennis Potter's "Brimstone and Treacle" (1982); and, at about the same time, it was used on British television for a commercial to advertise margarine. The inscription on his grave reads: "In happy memory of Clifford Grey, who left us on Sept. 25th, 1941." (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Old Ipswich Cemetery
Ipswich
Ipswich Borough
Suffolk, England
Plot: H 27 - 30
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jun 05, 2004
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Clifford Grey
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