John Lamb Reed OBE (13 February 1916 – 13 February 2010) was an English actor, dancer and singer, known for his nimble performances in the comic leads of the Savoy Operas, particularly with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
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- I do not subscribe to the theory that when a popular member of the company leaves, it is the end of the world — that things will never be the same again. Of course they won't, for each artist leaves something of himself or herself in a role.
- 100 years of D'Oyly Carte and Gilbert and Sullivan (1975).
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- Yet, like so many of the D'Oyly Carte principals, he makes up in enthusiasm what he lacks in vocal prowess.
- Stereo Review, Volume 39 (1977).