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Lionel Blair

Blair was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Myer Ogus and Deborah (Della) Greenbaum (mother's name given as Brenner on FreeBMD). His father was a barber; he emigrated from Russia to Canada to start a new life and his wife joined him shortly afterwards. The family was Jewish.[4] Blair came to Britain when he was two years old. His first public performances were with his sister Joyce (1932–2006) in the Manor House[5] Underground station air raid shelters and on the trains of the Piccadilly Line during the air raids of the Second World War. He attended the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in 1944. Blair eventually rekindled his passion for musical theatre and began working in the West End. He gave up acting for dancing in 1947 although he subsequently appeared in the fringe production Out of the Blue (Chichester) and Who Killed Agatha Christie (national tour) among other acting credits. He took his stage name around this time, later changing it by deed poll just before he married in 1967 (his sister also decided to use the same surname professionally).

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Dec 12, 1931
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie The Unforgettable Harry Secombe
Ultimul film:
Film Larry Grayson: Shut That Door! 2018-04-01
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Story of Light Entertainment
Poster of The Farm
Poster of The Ant & Dec Show
Poster of Mission: Monte Carlo
Filme in care a jucat
Film The Unforgettable Harry Secombe Himself 2022
Film Larry Grayson: Shut That Door! Himself - Entertainer 2018-04-01
Serial The Real Marigold Hotel Himself 2016-01-26
Film Run For Your Wife Cyril 2012-05-16
Serial The Week We Went To War Unknown 2009-09-07
Serial Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice Self 2008-10-12
Serial Britain's Got More Talent Unknown 2007-06-09
Serial The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Serial The Story of Light Entertainment Himself 2006-07-22
Serial The Farm 2004-09-26
Serial Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Serial Melissa Himself, Party Guest 1997-05-12
Serial The Ant & Dec Show Unknown 1995-04-06
Serial Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Film Absolute Beginners Harry Charms 1986-04-04
Serial Countdown Unknown 1982-11-02
Serial The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
Film The Plank Paint-covered House Owner 1979-12-17
Serial An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Film Mission: Monte Carlo Quinn Travis 1974-01-01
Serial The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Film Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Self 1969-12-18
Film Maroc 7 Hotel Receptionist 1967-04-07
Film The Beauty Jungle Talk of the Town Producer 1964-08-25
Film A Hard Day's Night TV Choreographer 1964-07-07
Film Play It Cool Himself 1962-03-01
Film The World of Suzie Wong Dancing Sailor 1960-11-10
Serial This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Serial The Sooty Show Himself 1955-01-16