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Corpulent British comic singer whose song repertoire betrayed his fondness for food.
Mayne began on the halls in 1892 and by the turn of the
century was a moderately successful provincial performer. He made his London
debut in 1903 when he first appeared at the Tivoli and about the same time
began a long career as a comedian in pantomime.
He retired in the late 1920s but soon returned to the stage,
touring in his own
Mayne died aged 66 in 1937 after an appendix operation .Interestingly Mayne was probably the first comic singer to broadcast on radio - in Oct 1922 - when he sang his song "Wireless On The Brain".
This is an early vintage sepia postcard, boldly signed ("Simply Yours, Ernie Mayne") in black ink across the image. Lighterweight card. Album residue remains to the reverse and a mild top right corner crease but in good overall condition.