Great People In Comedy Who Are Still Alive and Over 80? Page 4

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Billy Bunter

  • Sunday 12th January 2020, 1:09pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Des (short for Desperate) O'Connor's 88th birthday today.

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George Kaplan

  • Sunday 12th January 2020, 2:05pm
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 12th January 2020, 1:09 PM

Des (short for Desperate) O'Connor's 88th birthday today.

He was still touring a few years ago.

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A Horseradish

  • Sunday 12th January 2020, 4:52pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Some very good suggestions in the last few posts. As previously advised, my father and his mates (with ukuleles and in black face - there is photo evidence) came second to a then unknown Des O'Connor at the Bryan Michie talent show - at the Tooting Granada I think. Which says a lot about both of them. Not that I would wish to dwell unduly on what it says.

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Ivor Hardy

  • Saturday 25th January 2020, 6:44am
  • England
  • 27 posts

"rock on" Tommy Cannon 81
Stan Boardman 82
Bernie Clifton 83
Tom O'Connor 80
Patricia Routledge 90
Dick Clement 82
Ian La Frenais 84
John Bird 83
John Cleese 80
Jimmy Jones 81
Robert Fyfe 94
Bernard Cribbins 91
Stanley Baxter 93
Rudolph Walker 80
Ricky Tomlinson 80

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 25th January 2020, 11:45am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Quote: Ivor Hardy @ 25th January 2020, 6:44 AM

Routledge

Not sure on pronunciation?

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 9:52am
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Quote: Ivor Hardy @ 25th January 2020, 6:44 AM

"rock on" Tommy Cannon 81
Stan Boardman 82
Bernie Clifton 83
Tom O'Connor 80
Patricia Routledge 90
Dick Clement 82
Ian La Frenais 84
John Bird 83
John Cleese 80
Jimmy Jones 81
Robert Fyfe 94
Bernard Cribbins 91
Stanley Baxter 93
Rudolph Walker 80
Ricky Tomlinson 80

These were really interesting - thanks very much for them.

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CVajayjay

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 11:25pm
  • United Kingdom
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Glynis Johns is 96 - she sparkled in quite a few (understated) comedy roles in British and US cinema.

And as we are mentioning those not quite there yet - Fawlty Towers co-creator and co-star Connie Booth will be 80 at the end of this year (yes, she really was born in 1940).

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john tregorran

  • Thursday 30th January 2020, 12:52am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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She's got good genes,her father Mervyn lived to a good age too.

Connie Booth,80 Blimey! I just checked Fawlty Towers was 45 years ago.Blimey!

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Ivor Hardy

  • Sunday 2nd February 2020, 7:36am
  • England
  • 27 posts

David Jason joins the club today.

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A Horseradish

  • Sunday 2nd February 2020, 6:06pm
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Quote: Ivor Hardy @ 2nd February 2020, 7:36 AM

David Jason joins the club today.

Excellent - and the good posts keep on coming for which many thanks all.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:50pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Jimmy Tarbuck's 80th birthday today.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 6th February 2020, 11:49pm
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 6th February 2020, 9:50 PM

Jimmy Tarbuck's 80th birthday today.

Another performer who was rocketed to success by a single appearance on "Sunday Night at the London Palladium".

He appeared as a relatively unknown comic and, two years later, he was the compere.

Now, that's progress!

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john tregorran

  • Friday 7th February 2020, 12:42am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Talking with a Scouse accent helped in those days too :)

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Chappers

  • Friday 7th February 2020, 9:56am
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: john tregorran @ 7th February 2020, 12:42 AM

Talking with a Scouse accent helped in those days too :)

Definitely. It was Beatles time and he had the hairstyle.