Lord Provost Bob Innes presenting the Lord Provost's Performing Arts award to Johnny Beattie at the City Chambers. The photograph was taken for the July 1993 issue of Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin.
Comedian, actor and entertainer Johnny Beattie has enjoyed a career in show business spanning over fifty years. Born in Govan, he is one of the last of the traditional music hall entertainers and has appeared in summer seasons and pantomimes all over Scotland, often as host in shows such as Pride of the Clyde.
A versatile performer, Beattie has appeared as a straight actor in TV programmes such as Taggart and River City, and films such as The Big Man. He hosted several series of the television game show Now You See It. His song The Glasgow Rap was a big hit locally. A natural comic, he is in great demand as a compere and after-dinner speaker. Beattie is also a tireless worker for children's charities.
Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 11, July 1993
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