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Will Fyffe

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Will Fyffe (Brief Biography courtesy of Scottish Music Halls Society site 2006)

Scottish Comedian Will Fyffe (1885 - 1947) Character actor and comedian. Born in Dundee and toured in "Penny-Geggies" - which were troupes of travelling players in Shakespearian productions and melodrama. During his long career he appeared in the 1922 Royal variety Performance, he was famous for the song "I Belong to Glasgow" and numerous character studies including "I'm ninety-four today".

Will was a natural pantomime performer and from 1941 was partnered by Harry Gordon for a notable series of 6 consecutive pantomimes at the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow. Will bought a hotel in St Andrews and died suddenly there. His own room was two storeys above ground level. To this day we are unsure what happened, but Will's body was found below the balcony. He had been killed outright, it was a known fact that he had been suffering from some ear trouble for a number of years. It was possible that he had fallen due to his balance being affected. One thing was sure that after his death the Scottish variety theatre had lost a very talented and wonderful comedian.


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