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Donald Swann (1923–1994)

Donald Swann was born on September 30, 1923 in Llanelli, Wales. He was married to Janet Oxborrow. He died on March 23, 1994. See full bio »


(age 70)

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Babushka Writer
Before the Fringe
The Hoffnung Festival Concert
The Hoffnung Festival Concert Himself - Presenter


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 2011 The Wicker Tree (performer: "The Reluctant Cannibal" - as Flanders and Swann)
  Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (performer: "The Hippopotamus Song", "The Gnu Song", "The Ostrich" - as Flanders and Swann) / (writer: "The Hippopotamus Song", "The Gnu Song", "The Ostrich", "The Rohypnol Song")
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Miss Hargreaves (1950) ... (music: "Air on a G String")
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His musical, "Wild Thyme," was performed at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Betty Paul, Denis Quilley, Colin Gordon, Jane Wenham, Stella Chapman, Julian Orchard, Gwen Nelson, and Frank Duncan in the cast. Wendy Toye was director. Ronald Searle was designer. See more »

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Was a student at Westminster School, London, where his classmates included not only future partner and lifelong friend Michael Flanders, but also Peter Brook, Peter Ustinov, and R. von Ribbentrop, the son of Hitler's Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop. See more »

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