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 Hetty King

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Hetty King Famous memorial

Birth
New Brighton, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England
Death
28 Sep 1972 (aged 89)
Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Burial
Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID
20327479 View Source

Actress and Singer. Born Winifred Emms King, the daughter of the famous British coster comedian Will King, Hetty became one of England's highly successful male impersonators, starting out in Music Hall in 1897. She topped the bills all over the world while dressed as a debonaire man about town or as a sailor or a soldier. Her greatest songs were considered "All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor" and "Piccadilly." She principally played a boy in pantomimes, and continued working in variety and summer shows with remarkable vitality until shortly before her death.

Actress and Singer. Born Winifred Emms King, the daughter of the famous British coster comedian Will King, Hetty became one of England's highly successful male impersonators, starting out in Music Hall in 1897. She topped the bills all over the world while dressed as a debonaire man about town or as a sailor or a soldier. Her greatest songs were considered "All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor" and "Piccadilly." She principally played a boy in pantomimes, and continued working in variety and summer shows with remarkable vitality until shortly before her death.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: mrpantomime
  • Added: 7 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 20327479
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20327479/hetty-king: accessed ), memorial page for Hetty King (4 Apr 1883–28 Sep 1972), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20327479, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.