Lionel Blair

British actor, choreographer, and tap dancer

Lionel Blair (born Henry Lionel Ogus; 12 December 1928)[1] is a Canadian-born British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter.

Lionel Blair
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Blair in 2010
Henry Lionel Ogus

(1928-12-12) 12 December 1928 (age 92)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationActor, choreographer, tap dancer, television presenter
Years active1948–present
Spouse(s)Susan Blair (1967–present); 3 children

He appeared in The Limping Man (1953), The World of Suzie Wong (1960), The Cool Mikado (1963), The Beauty Jungle (1964), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Maroc 7 (1967) and Absolute Beginners (1986).


  1. "Who is lionel Blair" interview,, 11-17 February 2017, pg. 32;
    "I always used to lie about my age. I'm proud that I'm still tap dancing at 88".

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