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John Rorke
Few broadcasters over a long period have been on the air so constantly, or so successfully, or in a greater diversity of programmes than that fine baritone and admirable comedian, John Rorke. Revue, musical comedy, Children's Hour, television, all come alike to him; but perhaps one of his greatest radio successes was in that fine favourite
1 Old Music-Halls'—a success he shared with Denis O'Neil , Tessa Deane , and Bertha Wilmott in a series that began in 1933, ran through the whole of 1934, and was revived the following year.
John Rorke-his real name
John O'Rorke reveals his ancestry—comes of a famous theatrical family, his aunts being two of the most accomplished actresses in the modern history of the theatre: Kate Rorke and the late Mary Rorke.
As a young man he left the Civil
Service for the stage and was among the first to revive old English songs. He sang them at the Palladium and at the Coliseum, and all over South Africa.


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Unknown: Mary Rorke.

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