Edgar (1880-1951), born George Marriot
Edgar in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, was a poet,
scriptwriter and comedian best known for writing
many of the monologues performed by Stanley Holloway,
particularly the 'Albert' series. In total he
wrote 16 Stanley Holloway monologues, whilst Holloway
himself wrote only 5.
George was five years younger than
his famous, elder paternal half-brother, Edgar Wallace. He was a talented performer, poet and writer
in his own right, and excelled once he had joined
up with Holloway. They went to Hollywood at the
start of the 1930s, Edgar having dropped his first
name for his "professional" appellation
of Marriott Edgar.
When Marriott Edgar wrote his most famous The
Lion & Albert monologue, he named the lion
Wallace in what is now generally recognised to
be a fraternal in-joke nod to his brother.
outlived Edgar Wallace by 19 years.