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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.
21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.
Lupino Lane lived here
The music hall legend Lupino Lane lived here.
Location: 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale, W9 1RS
Description: This is where the great music hall and theatre star Lupino Lane (1892-1959) lived.
Born in Hackney Lupino, became a famous stage star as a child prodigy called Little Nipper. He went on to become a much-loved English actor and theatre manager.
He starred in silent films but made a real name and future for himself in the 1937 musical Me and My Girl which popularised the song The Lambeth Walk.
In 1946 he bought the shell of The Gaiety Theatre which was badly damaged in the Blitz. He never managed to open it again and it was demolished in 1956.