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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
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.