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British music hall singer and comedian, born in the East End of London.
Coborn was known largely for two comic songs: Two Lovely Black Eyes (which he adapted in 1886 from an existing song, and first sang at the Paragon Theatre, in the Mile End Road) and The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Fred Gilbert, in 1892.
He estimated that he had sung the latter song 250,000 times in the course of his career, and could sing it in 14 languages. Described as a 'literate man of high principles', he was never fully accepted by the music hall establishment, but continued to work until the end of his long life.
This is a very fine signature in ink on a vintage 1920s album page (6.25" x 3.75"). In very good condition.