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Marriott Edgar
Marriott Edgar (1880-1951), born George Marriot Edgar in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, was a poet, scriptwriter and comedian best known for writing many of the monologues performed by Stanley Holloway, particularly the 'Albert' series. In total he wrote 16 Stanley Holloway monologues, whilst Holloway himself wrote only 5. His parents were Jennifer nee Taylor, a native of Dundee, and Richard Horatio Edgar, only son of Alice Marriott, (Mrs. Robert Edgar), proprietor of the Marriott family theatre troupe; Richard had two sisters, Grace, and Adeline Marriott. All took their stepfather's surname, Edgar. Richard and Jenny married in March 1875, with Richard being unaware that he had fathered an illegitimate namesake son, Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace, with his "honorary sister", widowed actress Mrs Mary Jane "Polly" Richards, after a brief sexual encounter when they were both extremely drunk at a back-stage party. Polly had invented an obligation in London to hide her pregnancy and give birth in secret. This son became the famous journalist, novelist, playwright and screenplay writer Edgar Wallace.

the lion and albert
There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool,
That's noted for fresh-air and fun,
And M... [read poem]
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