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Lionel Blair Biography – Lionel Blair Wiki

Lionel Blair (born Henry Lionel Ogus) was an English actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter. He was best known for being captain of the men’s team on Give Us a Clue, the ITV game show. More recently, he appeared on reality TV shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and The Real Marigold Hotel.

Blair was born Henry Lionel Ogus in Canada before moving to Britain at the age of two. He grew up in the Stamford Hill area of north London and was evacuated to Oxford when the Second World War broke out, with his sister Joyce and mother Deborah. The family returned to London after witnessing a German plane crash. The event prompted his father, Myer, to call them back to London.

In the West End, he played the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, and had roles in Lady Be Good, Mr Cinders, and Pageant. He choreographed and appeared in TV shows with stars such as Anthony Newley, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Liza Minnelli, as well as a Royal Variety performance with Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr. He and the singer became good friends and Blair selected the singer for an episode of Great Lives on BBC Radio Four in 2010.

Blair also appeared in the Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night as a choreographer. However, he is best known for being captain of the men’s team on Give Us a Clue, the ITV game show. He reprised the role in a 2011 Comic Relief special and was back on screens for Celebrity Big Brother in 2014. He spent 15 days in the house, exiting third after boxer Evander Holyfield and model Jasmine Waltz.

Lionel Blair Age

Henry Lionel Ogus was born on 12 December 1928 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died on 4 November 2021. He was 92 years old.

Lionel Blair Wife

Was Lionel Blair married? He was married to his wife Susan Blair from 1967 until his death in November 2021. Blair married his wife Susan at Kensington Register Office on 21 March 1967. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March 2017. Blair once said the secret to a successful marriage is memories.

Lionel Blair Children

Lionel Blair and his wife Susan Blair have three children; Daniel Blair, Lucy Blair, and Matt Blair. He is survived by his wife Susan Blair, three children and three grandchildren.

Lionel Blair Family

He was born to Jewish parents: Myer Ogus, a barber, and Debora “Della” Greenbaum. His father emigrated from Russia to Canada to start a new life and his wife joined him shortly afterwards. Blair was 13 when his father died after going in for surgery.

Lionel Blair Sister

He was the brother of Joyce Blair, also an accomplished tap dancer. At the age of 21, she married a wealthy London businessman. The marriage ended in 1960 after 4 years. Her second marriage was to insurance broker Henry Sheridan-Taylor resulting in a son, Adam born 1957 and daughter Deborah Sheridan-Taylor born 1969. She died of cancer on August 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.

Lionel Blair Death

Veteran entertainer, choreographer and dancer Lionel Blair died on 4 November 2021, at the age of 92 surrounded by his family. His agent announced: “He got to a very ripe old age, he was loved by his family, and I think he died in their company, which is lovely.”

Lionel Blair Cause of Death

Lionel Blair’s cause of death was not revealed.

Lionel Blair Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lionel Blair is worth $4 Million (£2.96 million).

Lionel Blair Height

He was 5′ 8″ (1.73 m) tall.

Lionel Blair Gay

Was Lionel Blair gay? He was not gay. He was married to his wife Susan Blair.

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