Show Business: The Bloke Who Is Doing Everything

For a man who is a classic clown, hoofer, hit lyricist (Georgy Girl), pop-music headliner and Shakespearean actor, Jim Dale began with a simple ambition. When he was nine, his father took him to a London music hall. "We sat up in the gods [top balcony], and everyone onstage looked an inch high," Dale recalls. "But I was looking at the audience. I never saw 2,000 people laugh before, and I felt so happy for that little bloke onstage. I thought then: What I want to do is make people laugh."

Dale has accomplished...

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