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Mary Lee

Forever Francie

When Mary Lee first met Jack Milroy it wasn't exactly love at firs sight. She was an established star and had sung with Britain's biggest big bands and he was just starting to make his name on his return from the Second World War. But, after a rocky beginning, Mary and Jack became firm friends and romance was soon to follow… Mary Lee and Jack Milroy were both brought up in ordinary working-class families in the Glasgow tenements and went on to achieve fame and fortune on the stage and screen. But, while Mary decided to put family life ahead of showbiz for a time, Jack established himself as one of Scotland's biggest stars, most memorably as Francie to Rikki Fulton's Josie. And they were so popular that if you wanted the kids to come in for their tea, all you had to do was shout, 'Francie and Josie are on the television!' Forever Francie tells the story of Mary Lee and Jack Milroy's life and career together and is an intimate and nostalgic account of one of Scotland's most prominent showbiz couples. It is also the story of how their marriage endured through good times and bad and of the genius that was Jack Milroy, a natural born performer who will be, for Mary Lee, Forever Francie.
217 printed pages
Original publication
2005

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