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Harry H Corbett
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Born on 28th of February 1925
Died on 21st of March 1982

Born 1925 - Rangoon, Burma. Died 1982 - British actor.

Served with Royal Marines during WWII. Gained acting experience with Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop. Best known as rag and bone man, Harold Steptoe, in Steptoe and Son (1962-74). Also starred in sitcoms Mr Aitch (1967) and Grundy (1980).

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