Comedian George Logan who rose to fame as drag performer Dr. Evadne Hinge in hit BBC sitcom Hinge and Bracket dies aged 78 – while Benidorm actor Bobby Crush leads tributes
- The South Lanarkshire-born artist rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s
Pioneering drag performer George Logan, who rose to fame on the BBC for his role in the musical act Hinge and Bracket, has died aged 78.
The comedian gained fame in the 1970s and 1980s as Dr. Evadne Hinge in a series of TV and radio shows.
The South Lanarkshire-born comedian launched his drag routine with fellow comedian Patrick Fyffe at the 1974 Edinburgh Festival.
The two comedians met while performing in London clubs in the 1970s, before being picked up by the BBC.
Benidorm star Bobby Crush paid tribute to the pioneering artist, with a social media post marking the comedian’s death.
George Logan (pictured), who rose to fame on the BBC for his role in the musical act Hinge and Bracket, has died aged 78.
The comedian rose to fame as part of the musical duo ‘Hinge and Bracket’
The artist documented his experiences growing up in Scotland in the 1960s in his 2015 autobiography ‘A Boy Called Audrey’.
“RIP George Logan, aka ‘Dr Evadne Hinge’ from ‘Hinge and Bracket,'” Crush said.
“We played panto together in this glorious production of at the Theater Royal Plymouth in 1989…I am saddened by the news of his passing today.”
The drag performer previously documented his experiences growing up in Scotland in the 1960s, in his autobiography titled ‘A Boy Called Audrey’.
In the 2015 book, he explained his first entry into show business in a pub near where he lived.
“A gay bar near where I lived put on drag acts. One day the pianist didn’t show up. The landlady said: ‘You play the piano, don’t you? I’ll give you two pounds to play for the act?’ So I did, and became the resident pianist.
As I watched all these acts I realized they were getting eight pounds for jokes I’d heard a hundred times. I thought, ‘I could do that and play the piano at the same time and keep the whole 10 pounds to myself.
‘That’s how I got into show business, even though I didn’t get the 10 pounds. Being a beginner I got eight for both – but eight pounds for half an hour’s work wasn’t bad.’