Charles Coborn

Charles Coborn

Birth
Stepney, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Death 23 Nov 1945 (aged 93)
Paddington, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 20159188 · View Source
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Actor, Singer and Comedian. Born Colin Whitton McCallum in the Mile End of London, he made his first music hall appearances in 1872 and established himself as a coster comedian for over seventy years, appearing in theatres both in the UK and USA and appeared in films. Charles Coborn was also an active campaigner for the improvement of music hall working conditions and was largely responsible for forming the Music Hall Artists' Association in 1885 and later the Music Hall Benevolent Fund. His two most famous songs were 'Two Lovely Black Eyes and 'The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo' which was written by Fred Gilbert. Charles Coborn died at the age of 93 on November 23, 1945.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: mrpantomime
  • Added: 29 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20159188
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Coborn (2 Aug 1852–23 Nov 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20159188, citing Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .