Harry Lauder

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Noun1.Harry Lauder - Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)Harry Lauder - Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
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"However, it failed to stop for officers and after a short pursuit, the vehicle left the road coming to a stop on the railway tracks close to Sir Harry Lauder Road.
Sir Harry Lauder, in fact, was such a celebrity that you could argue that even other prominent Scots like Sir Sean Connery and Sir Billy Connolly have never quite topped his popularity.
| 1950: Scottish music hall singer and comedian Sir Harry Lauder died, aged 79.
There was the Empire in Queen Street which had started life as Levino's Hall in 1887 when the great stars of music hall such as Dan Leno, Marie Lloyd, Sir Harry Lauder and the great Houdini trod its boards.
The venue was famous for the quality of its performances, which over the years would feature stars such as Sir Harry Lauder, Vesta Tilley, Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin, to name but a few.
It was a wind-up gramophone that played old Edison records -- by Caruso, I remember, and Sir Harry Lauder. I still remember the words to many of the songs these fourscore years later.
| 1870: Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish music hall artist, was born in Portobello, near Edinburgh, as Hugh MacLennan.
"In his speech accepting freedom of the city of Edinburgh in 1942, he quoted Robert Burns and ended by quoting the music hall entertainer Sir Harry Lauder, who was in the audience," said Packwood.
So the news that Gordon Brown has told pupils from a Dundee school that Sir Harry Lauder's famous ditty is his favourite song only confirms this belief.
Not content with that, Scotland as a nation was madeto look ridiculous when McBeth also allowed Taylor to appear at the UEFA conference to decide the venue, dressed as Sir Harry Lauder.
Robert the Bruce was said to be a Mason, while Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sir Harry Lauder made no secret of membership.