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Eric Sykes
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Born in Oldham, Lancashire
Born on 4th of May 1923
Died on 4th of July 2012
British hero of the week July 12th 2012

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Born 1923 - English comedy and performer.

Wrote scripts for radio shows including Variety Bandbox (1947) and Educating Archie (1950-54). Starred in his own BBC television series Sykes. Stage performances included Large As Life (1960) and Cinderella (1981-82). Appeared in films Heavens Above! (1963) and Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969). Awarded OBE in 1986.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/talent/s/sykes_eric.shtml BBC Profile
http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/hissykes.htm Biography

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