Born Reuben Weinthrop above his family fried fish shop in Hanbury Street, where the plaque now is. The first half of the Flanagan & Allen double act, with Chesney Allen. These two were also both members of the 'Crazy Gang'. In the late 1940s Flanagan contributed funds to the anti-fascist "43 Group". Last recording was "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Hitler?", theme song for the TV series 'Dad's Army'. Spitalfields Life, our picture source has a spendid post on this funny man.