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Cabaret star and high society entertainer Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson was born in Grenada (British West Indies) in 1900 and after a spell in the United States he settled in London where he was both a night club star and high-on-the-bill in major regional theatres. His close associations with titled women led to victimisation and a long-lasting reduction in employment prospects. His singing and piano playing were still respected and he left £3,128 when he died in mid-1969: as well as numerous children. His biographer Charlotte Breese had a hardback issued in 1999 (Hutch, Bloomsbury) and a paperback in 2001. Copies are available from £2 to £4. There are 32 illustrations.
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