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Florrie Forde Net Worth

Florrie Forde Net Worth is
$8 Million

Florrie Forde Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Florrie Forde (16 August 1875 – 18 April 1940), born Flora May Augusta Flannagan, was an Australian popular singer and entertainer. She was one of the greatest stars of the early 20th century music hall.Forde was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia in 1875. She was the sixth of the eight children of Lott Flannagan and Phoebe, who also had two children from a prior marriage. At the age of sixteen, she ran away from home to appear on the Sydney music hall stage, adopting the surname of her stepfather. At the age of 21, in 1897, she left for London, and on August Bank Holiday 1897, she made her first appearances in London at three music halls – the South London Palace, the Pavilion and the Oxford – in the course of one evening. She became an immediate star, making the first of her many sound recordings in 1903 and making 700 individual recordings by 1936.Forde had a powerful stage presence, and specialised in songs that had powerful and memorable choruses in which the audience was encouraged to join. She married in 1909 and was soon drawing top billing, singing songs such as "Down at the Old Bull and Bush" and "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?". She appeared in the very first Royal Command Performance in 1912. During World War I, her most famous songs were some of the best known of the period, including "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag", "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" and "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty".Florrie Forde formed her own travelling revue in the 1920s. It provided a platform for new rising stars, the most famous being the singing duo of Flanagan and Allen. She collapsed and died from a cerebral haemorrhage after singing for troops in Aberdeen, Scotland on 18 April 1940.The Anglo-Irish poet Louis MacNeice left a tribute to her in a poem, 'Death of An Actress', recalling how:With an elephantine shimmy and a sugared winkShe threw a trellis of Dorothy Perkins rosesAround an audience come from slum and suburbAnd weary of the tea-leaves in the sink.She is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery, London.Florrie Forde's song Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry in 2013.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1876
Died1940-04-18
Place Of BirthFitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
Star SignLeo
#Fact
1On stage in London from 1897.
2Had made more than 700 sound recordings by 1936. Her most famous songs were 'Down At The Old Bull And Bush', 'Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy', and the First World War favourites 'Goodbye-ee' (based on 'Harry Tate''s catchphrase), 'Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit bag' and 'It's A Long Way To Tipperary'.
3Set up her own touring revue company in the 1920's, which featured the singing comedy duo of Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen.
4Favorite of the English music halls during the 1930s.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Old Dutch1934Aunt Bertha

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Say It with Flowers1934performer: "She's a Lassie from Lancashire", "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?", "Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy", "Oh, Oh, Antonio" - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Regal Cavalcade1935Herself
Say It with Flowers1934Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chasing Rainbows - A Nation and Its Music1986TV Series documentaryHerself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHerself

Known for movies


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