Ivor Novello


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David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer, singer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.

He was born into a musical family and his first successes were as a songwriter. His first big hit was "Keep the Home Fires Burning", which was enormously popular ... more »

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  • ''There's something Vichy about the French.''
    Ivor Novello (1893-1951), Welsh actor, composer, playwright. Ambrosia and Small Beer, ch. 4, ed. Christopher Hassall (1964). Quoted by Edward Mars...
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