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Arthur Askey
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Born in Liverpool, Merseyside
Born on 6th of June 1900
Died on 16th of November 1982

Born 1900. Died 1982 - English comedian.


He made his professional debut in 1924, and soon became a principal comedian in summer seasons at British seaside resorts. Although small of stature, with his horn rimmed glasses, he was ‘big of heart’ and achieved wide recognition with the radio programme Band Wagon (1938). He appeared regularly on television and starred in films such as Charlie’s Aunt, Ghost Train and I Thank You.

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