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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Stanley Holloway was born here
This is where comedy talent Stanley Holloway was born.
Location: 25 Albany Road, Manor Park
Description: Stanley Holloway (1890-1982), was cast as the irresponsible and irrepressible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, in the West End and the 1964 film versions of the musical was born here in 1890.
After the war, he appeared in the classic film Brief Encounter and made films for Ealing Studios including Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt.
He was made an OBE in 1960.