DANNY LA RUE AUTOGRAPH



Danny La Rue, OBE was born on July 26, 1927 as Daniel Patrick Carroll in County Cork, is an entertainer known for his drag impersonations. Among his impersonations were celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marlene Dietrich, and Margaret Thatcher. At one point he had his own nightclub in Hanover Square, and also performed on London’s West End. In the 1960s he was among England’s highest-paid entertainers. In 1982 he played Dolly Levi in the famous musical Hello, Dolly!, and he is still a regular performer in traditional Christmas pantomime shows in Britain. He was made an OBE in the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. LaRue appeared in Every Day’s a Holiday, The Frankie Howerd Show, Our Miss Fred, Twiggs, Decidedly Dusty, Entertainment Express, Blackpool Bonanza and the BBC Play of the Month. He made a guest appearance in the Mr. Bean episode, Mr. Bean in Room 426 in 1993. After La Rue suffered a mild stroke in 2006, all of his planned performances were cancelled. He most recently appeared in Hello Danny a biographical show performed at Benidorm Palace, Spain on 11 November 2007. The part of La Rue was played by Jerry Lane, and La Rue appeared at the top of the show and then in an interview on stage in the second half. He also performed a number of songs, accompanied by Dave Peterson to a sellout crowd. Barry Britten, Asa Elliott, Liam Stewart, Dene Michael, Nikki Miller, Wendy Manfield and Jenny Renn appeared in the show, helping to portray La Rue’s early life and recreate songs that he had performed in past shows. Danny La Rue was reportedly the inspiration for the character Danny the Street — a sentient, transvestite street — in Grant Morrison’s comic book Doom Patrol. “La Rue” is French for “the Street”.

 

Original Danny La Rue Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 inch Index Card. Regular Price – $ 42.95 / Sale Price – $ 19.95.

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