Arthur Lucan (Arthur Towle)

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Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Arthur Towle was in show business from 1900 when he left school until his dying day. He started as an "Irish" character comedian in British music halls; touring Ireland with this act in 1913, he met and married Kitty McShane (she was 15, he 26). They gradually evolved the act of "Old Mother Riley and her Daughter" (Arthur, in drag, playing the former) which continued popular nearly 40 years, and Arthur adopted the stage name Lucan to sound more Irish. Read more...