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Bernard Manning
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Born in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Born on 13rd of August 1930
Died in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Died on 18th of July 2007

Born 1930. Died 2007 - English stand-up comedian.

Joined the British Army and posted to Germany. On return to England he began to sing professionally and worked as a compere and stand-up comedian. His act often led to controversy as it contained material involving ethnic stereotypes and minority groups. Excluded from television he continued to work in pubs and theatres until his death.

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