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Dai Francis

Blue Collar Rat


Dai was born in Swansea on February 23rd 1928. He became a stalwart of BBC televisions Black and White Minstrel Show in the sixties and seventies. His tribute to Al Jolson established him as Britain's foremost Jolson impressionist and he starred in summer season, pantomime and variety shows in most of the major theatres in this country. He also appeared in two Royal variety performances.

He was initiated into our order on 30th April 1967 being proposed by Tony Mercer and seconded by Albert Stevenson. Dai was Water Rat 653. He passed away, aged seventy five, on November 27th 2003.

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