Charles Coborn

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Music hall mainstay Charles Coborn is known for a pair of turn-of-the-century classics, the self-penned "Two Lovely Black Eyes" and Fred Gilbert's "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo." Born Colin…
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Music hall mainstay Charles Coborn is known for a pair of turn-of-the-century classics, the self-penned "Two Lovely Black Eyes" and Fred Gilbert's "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo." Born Colin McCallum in 1852, he began performing by the age of 20 and visited hundreds of British music halls during his 70 years on the stage. Coborn regaled audiences, and often led them in song, with his cache of humorous songs, and continued appearing until just before his death.