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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Stanley Holloway was born here
This is where comedy talent Stanley Holloway was born.
Location: 25 Albany Road, Manor Park
Description: Stanley Holloway (1890-1982), was cast as the irresponsible and irrepressible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, in the West End and the 1964 film versions of the musical was born here in 1890.
After the war, he appeared in the classic film Brief Encounter and made films for Ealing Studios including Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt.
He was made an OBE in 1960.