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Frankie Vaughan

(1928-1999), Singer and actor

Frankie Vaughan (Frank Abelson)

Sitter in 7 portraits
While studying to be a teacher at Leeds College of Art Vaughn sang at a college revue and was put in contact with the agent Billy Marsh who booked Vaughan for the circuit of variety theatres. His act was strongly influenced by Hetty King who he had met when appearing on her show New Stars and Old Favourites. King helped Vaughan develop his nonchalant top hat and tails style and advised him to make the song 'Give me the Moonlight' his signature tune. Known as 'Mr Moonlight' he enjoyed great success and appeared alongside Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love. Vaughan was awarded a CBE in 1997.

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Frankie Vaughan and Petula Clark, by Bob Collins - NPG x136318

Frankie Vaughan and Petula Clark

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1950s
NPG x136318

Frankie Vaughan's 30th Birthday at the Palace Theatre, by Bob Collins - NPG x136320

Frankie Vaughan's 30th Birthday at the Palace Theatre

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1950s
NPG x136320

Frankie Vaughan's 30th Birthday at the Palace Theatre, by Bob Collins - NPG x136321

Frankie Vaughan's 30th Birthday at the Palace Theatre

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1950s
NPG x136321

Frankie Vaughan, by Bob Collins - NPG x136592

Frankie Vaughan

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x136592

Frankie Vaughan, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28665

Frankie Vaughan

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x28665

Frankie Vaughan, by Y.E. News Photo - NPG x28666

Frankie Vaughan

by Y.E. News Photo
bromide print
NPG x28666

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