Albert Burdon

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Albert Burdon
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Born(1900-07-04)4 July 1900
Died13 April 1981(1981-04-13) (aged 80)
South Shields, England
OccupationActor, comedian
ChildrenBryan Burdon and Paula Burdon

Albert Burdon (4 July 1900–13 April 1981) was a British actor and comedian,


He was born in South Shields, County Durham. [1] He started his career playing in provincial revues, and was spotted by C. B. Cochran who gave him a part in the Rodgers and Hart musical Ever Green at the Adelphi Theatre in London in 1930. [1]

Although he was described by Roy Hudd as "a master of physical comedy", [2] Burdon never became a star in London, though he did take prominent roles in a series of pantomimes at the Lyceum Theatre in the 1930s. He made nine films, including It's a Boy (1933), and continued to perform on stage until the late 1950s, in later years with his son, Bryan Burdon. [1] [2]

He died in South Shields in 1981, aged 80. [1]


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  1. 1 2 3 4 Richard Anthony Baker, Old Time Variety: an illustrated history, Pen & Sword, 2011, ISBN   978-1-78340-066-9, p.103
  2. 1 2 Roy Hudd and Philip Hindin, Roy Hudd's Cavalcade of Variety Acts, Robson Books, 1998, ISBN   1-86105-206-5, pp.20-21