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Vic Gordon

Blue Collar Rat


Vic was born in London in 1911. He made his first stage appearance at the South London Palace in 1931.

He was part of the Radio Revellers a musical act that included Gladys Hay, Albert Potter and Al Fearnhead. At the outbreak of World War II he joined Stan Emeney, Art Read and John Emeney in a vocal act The Four Aces. When the Aces broke up due to national Service Vic played in various straight plays (in the beginning under his real name).

In 1935 he was with the Four Aces in "Anything Goes" at the Palace Theatre and "Between Ourselves" (as Victor Gordon) at the Playhouse Theatre in 1946. According to Who's Who In Variety he also appeared in "Saloon Bar", "I Killed The Count" and "Women Aren't Angels", although I have not found his name in the cast lists.

He was called up in 1942 and demobbed in 1945. He met and teamed up with Peter Colville in 1948 during the summer season at Clacton. They worked as Colville & Gordon. The duo worked as principal artistes in summer seasons and the touring productions of many of George & Alfred Black's West End successes including "Piccadilly Hayride".

Both Vic & Peter moved to Australia where they settled. They both died in 2003.

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