1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Grossmith, George

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GROSSMITH, GEORGE (1847–1912), English comedian (see 12.619), died at Folkestone March 1 1912.

His son, George Grossmith (1874–  ), English comedian and third of the name, who made his first appearance at the Shaftesbury theatre in an operetta by his father, became a well-known figure in musical comedy, especially at the Gaiety theatre, London. He was the author, or part author, of many musical plays, songs and revues, and took a leading part in popularizing revue in London. Together with Edward Laurillard he became lessee and manager of several London theatres. During the World War he served as lieutenant in the R.N.V.R.