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Encyclopedia > Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
Birth name David Ivor Davies
Born January 15, 1893(1893-01-15)
Cardiff, Wales
Died March 6, 1951 (aged 58)
London, England

David Ivor Davies (January 15, 1893March 6, 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer, singer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the early 20th century. is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

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Life

Llwyn-yr-Eos, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff
Llwyn-yr-Eos, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff

He was born at Llwyn-yr-Eos (Grove of Nightingales), Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales, to the well-known singer and teacher, Clara Novello Davies, and David Davies, a tax collector. A blue plaque commemorating his birth can be seen on the side of the house. He attended Magdalen College School, Oxford for some time. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (480 × 640 pixels, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (480 × 640 pixels, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Dame Clara Novello Davies (1861-1943) was a well-known Welsh singer and teacher. ... A blue plaque showing information about The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey in Torquay. ... Magdalen College School is an independent school for boys located in Oxford, England. ...


He first became well known as a result of the song, Keep the Home Fires Burning, which he composed during World War I. His 1917 show, Theodore & Co was a wartime hit. After the war, he began a film career, and also appeared on stage in the West End, in musical shows of his own devising; the best known of these was The Dancing Years (1939). Novello starred in two early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Lodger (1927) and Downhill (1927). He later went to Hollywood and appeared in numerous successful films, but the stage remained his first love and the medium for his major successes. For many years, he lived at Littlewick Green in East Berkshire. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Theodore & Co is an English musical comedy in two acts with a book by H. M. Harwood and George Grossmith, Jr. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Dancing Years was one of the most popular musicals by Ivor Novello. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog often just called The Lodger was a 1927 silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Downhill is a 1927 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... ... Littlewick Green is a small village in the north of the civil parish of White Waltham in the English county of Berkshire. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Novello wrote his musical shows in the style of operetta, and was one of the last major composers in this form. He generally composed his music to the librettos of Christopher Hassall. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. ... Antonio Ghislanzoni, nineteenth century Italian librettist. ... Christopher Vernon Hassall (24 March 1912 — 26 April 1963) was an English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist and poet, who found his greatest fame in a memorable musical partnership with the composer Ivor Novello. ...


Novello was homosexual, well known for some of his more glamorous gay affairs. For 35 years, he was the lover of the British actor Bobbie Andrews,[1] and he had an affair with the British poet and writer Siegfried Sassoon.[2] Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Bobbie Andrews (February 20, 1895 - 1976) was a British stage actor, who was born Robert Tobias Andrews. ... Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English poet and author. ...


During World War II, Novello was sentenced to eight weeks in prison (he served four) for misuse of petrol coupons, a serious offence in wartime Britain. Serving a sentence alongside him was Frankie Fraser. This downfall from Novello's luxurious lifestyle completely broke his spirit, and he was never the same man after his release.[citation needed] However, he continued to appear on stage and write shows until the day before his sudden death from a coronary thrombosis on March 6, 1951, aged 58. In 1933, he coaxed the actress Zena Dare out of semi-retirement, and thereafter until his death, he often performed with, and wrote parts for her in his works. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Mad Frankie Fraser Francis Davidson Fraser (born 13 December 1923, and better known as Mad Frankie Fraser) is a former British criminal and gang member who has spent more than half of his life in prison for numerous violent offences. ... Thrombosis is the formation of a clot or thrombus inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... in Peter Pan Zena Dare (4 February 1887 – 11 March 1975) was an English singer and actress who was famous for her performances in Edwardian musical comedy and other musical theatre and comedic plays in the first half of the 20th century, and for her role as Mrs. ...


The Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, are awarded each year by the record industry to songwriters and arrangers as well as the performing artistes. The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ...


Novello was portrayed in Robert Altman's fictional film Gosford Park (2001) by Jeremy Northam and several of his songs were used for the film's soundtrack. However, Novello's homosexuality was subtly played in the film. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Jeremy Philip Northam (born December 1, 1961 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English actor. ...


His memory continues to be promoted by The Ivor Novello Appreciation Bureau, who hold annual events around Britain, including an annual pilgrimage to Redroofs in Littlewick Green in June. The Ivor Novello Appreciation Bureau is an voluntary organisation that was formed in Quedgeley, Gloucester to foster interest in and preserve the memory of the legendary Welsh Composer and actor Ivor Novello. ... Littlewick Green is a small village in the north of the civil parish of White Waltham in the English county of Berkshire. ...


In 2005 The Strand Theatre in London, above which Novello lived for many years, was renamed the Novello Theatre. The Novello Theatre is a theatre on Aldwych in the West End of London. ...


Principal shows

Theodore & Co is an English musical comedy in two acts with a book by H. M. Harwood and George Grossmith, Jr. ... The Dancing Years was one of the most popular musicals by Ivor Novello. ... Perchance to Dream is an Operetta/Musical show by UK composer Ivor Novello. ... Kings Rhapsody is a musical with book and music by Ivor Novello and lyrics by Christopher Hassall. ... Gays the Word is a musical. ...

Outstanding Songs

  • "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - John McCormack (1917 recording .mp3}
  • "Fold Your Wings"
  • "Shine Through my Dreams"
  • "Rose of England"
  • "I Can Give you the Starlight"
  • "My Dearest Dear"
  • "When I Curtsied to the King"
  • "We'll Gather Lilacs"
  • "Someday my Heart will Awake"
  • "Yesterday"
  • "Waltz of my Heart"
  • "My Life Belongs To You"

John McCormack John McCormack (14 June 1884 - 16 September 1945), was a world-famous Irish tenor in the fields of opera and popular music, and renowned for his flawless diction and superb breath control. ...

Filmography

  • The Call of the Blood (L'Appel du Sang) - 1919
  • Miarka: The Daughter of the Bear (Miarka, Fille de L'Ourse) - 1920
  • Carnival - 1922
  • The Bohemian Girl - 1922
  • The Man Without Desire - 1923
  • The White Rose - 1923
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie - 1923
  • The Rat - 1925
  • The Triumph of the Rat - 1926
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog - (1927)
  • Downhill - 1927
  • The Vortex - 1928
  • The Constant Nymph - 1928
  • The Gallant Hussar - 1928
  • The South Sea Bubble - 1928
  • The Return of the Rat - 1928
  • Symphony in Two Flats - 1930
  • Once a Lady - 1931
  • The Phantom Fiend - 1932
  • I Lived With You - 1933
  • Sleeping Car - 1933
  • Autumn Crocus - 1934

The Bohemian Girl is an operetta composed by Michael Balfe with a libretto by Alfred Bunn. ... The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog often just called The Lodger was a 1927 silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Downhill is a 1927 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ...

References

  1. ^ Mann, William (2002-04-02). Just say Novello: Ivor Novello the matinee idol Jeremy Northam plays in Gosford Park, was a real star—and gay to boot. The Advocate. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
  2. ^ Wilson, Jean Moorcroft (September 2002). Siegfried Sassoon: The Making of a War Poet 1886-1918. Duckworth. ISBN 0 7156 2894 1. 

Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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NAME Novello, Ivor
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Davies, David Ivor
SHORT DESCRIPTION Welsh composer, singer and actor
DATE OF BIRTH January 15, 1893
PLACE OF BIRTH Cardiff
DATE OF DEATH March 6, 1951
PLACE OF DEATH London

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