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Booth, Leslie Webster

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Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Actors, Singer

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1902 - Born on January 21st in Birmingham, England. British actor and singer.

1923 - Booth made his D'Oyly Carte Opera Company debut in the chorus of The Yeomen of the Guard on September 9th, at the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

         - He became a prolific recording artist, and made innumerable broadcasts.

1927 - He was dissatisfied with his progress with the Company, he left the D'Oyly Carte in June, shortly after their return from Canada.

1930 - He returned to the theatre at Drury Lane in March.

1931 - He participated in the D'Oyly Carte's abridged recording of The Gondoliers as Luiz.

1934 - His career as a performer soon blossomed in a number of genres:grand opera at Covent Garden, musical comedy in the West End, over 1,000 radio and television broadcasts, and several films (his first picture was Invader, starring Buster Keaton).

1938 - Booth met his second wife Anne Ziegler on the set of the film Faust, in which she was to sing Marguerite and he was to perform the title role.

1951 - Booth and Ziegler wrote a joint autobiography, "Duet," "the exciting and unusual story of their climb to success and fame," published by Stanley Paul, London.

1984 - Died on June 21st in Llandudno, Wales.

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