Sincere sympathy to Annie Galbraith and surviving members of Danny’s family.
Dear old Danny, now sitting on the heavenly doorstep of mother Kelly etc; should be given a state funeral as befits an aged and beloved old queen! RIP
As I grew up, Danny was unique. I never realised there was an entire industry of female impersonators and drag queens.
He was the ultimate, and although there are many that followed him, nobody will ever reach the glamorous heights that was our Danny.
He will be missed by many.
I was surprised that he is survived by Annie Galbraith, a woman. It was a natural assumption that someone so flamboyant would be gay?
Sad to see him go anyway x
In his time, as a pioneer, Danny was the No 1. Not only a true professional, but also a very nice man with a big heart. Danny, RIP.
Dan try reading the article properly, Annie was his companion only i.e friend.
He was very much gay and lived with his partner Jack Hanson until Hanson passed away some time ago
I’m now very very sad :-( A truly GREAT performer. No other words. RIP
Gaz – get over yourself mate!
Good-bye Danny you will be missed
good-bye Danny you will be missed by thanks for all the laughter you brought us
Dan: Oooh! Gaz corrected you! A blatant case of homophobia if ever I saw one!!
It’s the plain truth, Dan. The article was clear about the fact that Danny did live with his gay partner for years. Skimming an article is one thing, selective reading is another.
I had never heard of Danny La Rue, really, but the minute I read the names of Judy Garland, Noel Coward and Dame Elizabeth Taylor, I instinctively knew I was reading the obituary of a giant in the entertainment industry.
One of Danny’s Quips (after 30 years) made me and others I know fall about laughing, he said with mike in hand: Thirty years in the Business and still not Gay Ha! Ha! Harrrr!
Don’t tempt me…!
Danny made the ‘Drag Act’ respectable, even Royalty liked it and Danny was given the OBE for his contribution to show-Biz.
When i was about 10 or 11 yo, my uncle showed us a video of Danny La Rue’s performance. We had a South-African version of Danny La Rue by the name of Evita se Perron, but i remember him telling us that one could be locked up in jail for having such “material”. It was awesome and enjoyed every minute watching it. We come a long way since then and we had Danny La Rue and others along the way to make the yourney a litte bit more enjoyable. Thanx and R.I.P
I used to watch Danny La Rue on my great grandma’s knee back in the U.K. and we both loved it…
Cheers Dan and thank’s for the memories. Liam Ledwidge
Cheers Dan and thanks for the memories. Liam Ledwidge
Danny La Rue’s name will be immortal because many Drag story referances will include Danny for years to come!
A brilliant performer. He did an especially memorable turn as ‘Charlie’s Aunt’ in the late 60s/early 70s.
A brilliant performer. Does anyone else remember him as ‘Charlie’s Aunt’ in the late 60s/early 70′s? Fantastic.
Good night and sweet dreams