Biography George Formby
George Formby, born in Wigan, Lancashire, UK, began his career as a music hall artist in 1921. He enjoyed success on stage, in song, and later on film until his death in 1961 at the age of 57. He was the top British box office draw in the 30's and early 40's. He is perhaps best known for upbeat songs, featuring his trademark Lancashire accent, syncopated banjo and ukulele playing and laden with sly innuendo, such as Chinese Laundry Blues and When I'm Cleaning Windows.