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Danny La Rue Biography ((?)-)
Born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork, Ireland. Addresses: AGENT--Clifford Elson, International Public Relations, Richmond House, 12/13 Richmond Buildings, Dean Street, London W1V 5AF, England.
Danny La Rue is the first male performer in many years to make a career, almost solely, on his work in "travesty." He was the first man to play Dolly Leviin the Jerry Herman musical version of the play.
- DEBUT--Concert party artist while in the navy.
- LONDON DEBUT--Revue, Irving Theatre.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- The Danny La Rue Show, cabaret theatres in London's West End, 1954- 1964.
- numerous appearances in pantomime for Tom Arnold, 1954-1964.
- Come Spy with Me, Whitehall, London, late 1960's.
- Queen Passionella, Queen Passionella and the Sleeping Beauty (pantomime),Saville, London, late 1960's.
- At the Palace, 1970.
- Queen of Hearts (pantomime), Manchester, England, 1972.
- season at the Opera House, Blackpool, 1973.
- The Danny La Rue Show, Prince of Wales, London, 1973-1975.
- Queen Danniella, The Exciting Adventures of Queen Danniella, Casino (nowthe Prince Edward), London, 1975 (?), Great Yarmouth, 1976, Blackpool, 1977,Scarborough, 1978, Great Yarmouth, 1980, Eastbourne, 1981, Paignton, 1982.
- The Danny La Rue Show, O'Keefe Center, Toronto, Canada, 1976.
- Merry Widow Twankey, Alladin (pantomime), London Palladium, 1978, Hippodrome, Bristol, 1980, Hippodrome, Birmingham, 1981.
- played at the Royal York, Toronto, Canada, 1983.
- Dolly Levi, Hello, Dolly!, Birmingham Repertory, 1983, Prince of Wales, London, 1984.
- The Danny La Rue Show, Cork, Ireland, 1984.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- The Danny La Rue Show, twelve-city tour, including Scotland and Wales, 1975, Australia and New Zealand, 1979.
- subsequent tours of Australia including a cabaret tour in 1981 and a combined theatre and cabaret tour in 1982-83.
- tour of Canada, 1983.
- Danny's Dazzling Rainbow, Great Britain, 1983.
- HMS Queen Elizabeth II, 1984.
- The Danny La Rue Show, British Isles, including Ireland, 1984.
- FILM DEBUT--Dear Sir or Madam, 1970.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Our Miss Fred, 1972.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Numerous appearances throughout the 1950's and 1960's on variety programsin England.
- Highlights from "At the Palace", 1972.
- The Good Old Days, BBC.
- Charley's Aunt, BBC.
- Queen of Hearts, BBC.
- Night Out with Danny La Rue.
- The Ladies I Love.
- Come Spy with Me.
- This Is Your Life, Thames, 1983.
- NIGHTCLUB/CABARET APPEARANCES Churchill's, Winston's, 1954-1964.
- Danny La Rue's Club, Hanover Square, London, 1964-1972.
- On Mother Kelly's Doorstep, 1968.
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