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Flanders was born in Hampstead, London, the third child and only son of Percy Henry Flanders and his wife, Laura Rosa (Laurie), née O'Beirne. His father had a variety of occupations, including actor and cinema manager.His mother was a professional violinist. From 1936 to 1940 Flanders was a pupil at Westminster School, where his contemporaries included Peter Ustinov, Peter Brook, Tony Benn and Donald Swann. In his last term in 1940, he and Swann collaborated on a school revue called Go To It!...
Flanders returned to the family home in Hampstead Garden Suburb. He directed and produced plays with a local amateur theatre group and arranged small musical gatherings with other amateurs of music, including Gerard Hoffnung and Frank Hauser. A stage acting career being no longer possible, he found work as a radio broadcaster and wrote a few song lyrics. At the same time, Swann began composing music for revues. He recalled in 1974, The resulting trio, "In the D'Oyly Cart" [sic], for three dis...
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As established and successful songwriters Flanders and Swann were invited to lecture on their craft at Dartington International Summer School in 1956. Flanders found that his spoken introductions were as well received by the audience as were the songs themselves. He and Swann decided to give a show along similar lines in London. They took the New Lindsey Theatre for a limited three-week run; the New Lindsey, holding about 150 people, was situated outside the London West End theatre district....Bloom, Ken (2004). Broadway: its history, people, and places—an encyclopedia. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415937043.Flanders, Michael; Swann, Donald; Flanders, Claudia (1977). The Songs of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. London: Elm Tree Books and Saint George's Press. ISBN 0241897386.Gaye, Freda, ed. (1967). Who's Who in the Theatre (fourteenth ed.). London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons. OCLC 5997224.Swann, Donald; Smith, Lyn (1991). Swann's Way : A Life in Song. London: Heinemann. ISBN 0434752924.
May 19, 2022 · NBCUniversal via Getty Images. John Aylward, a character actor who appeared in shows including “The West Wing” and “ER,” passed away Monday evening at his home in Seattle. He was 75 ...