The name Larry Grayson will be instantly recognisable to anyone who can remember the 1970s when his catchphrase ‘Shut That Door’ was on everybody’s lips. However, Larry’s rise to fame was slow in coming, born of years of perfecting his craft in clubs and theatres across the country. This biography details Larry’s early life, how he was handed over as a baby to a miner's family in mysterious circumstances and brought up by his beloved foster sister, Flo, who was to become his lifelong companion. As a boy, encouraged by Flo, Larry would perform comedy routines for his school chums, standing on a tin bath in a wash-house yard, and he took his first steps into showbiz as a teenager with a local concert party. Seems Like a Nice Boy describes how, after a long career, Larry was eventually spotted by a top agent and set on the road to stardom, not only on stage but on television. Larry went on to host The Generation Game, attracting weekly audiences of around twenty million viewers and bringing Larry the kind of fame that he had always dreamed of. This fascinating book reveals how Larry Grayson’s determination to succeed turned him into one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. This is a must-have read for Larry Grayson fans and anyone who enjoys classic comedy from a bygone age.
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