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Ronnie Corbett
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Comedian
    (December 4, 1930-March 31, 2016)
    Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Co-starred with Ronnie Barker in the BBC sketch show 'The Two Ronnies' (1971-87)
    Also appeared in the TV series 'The Frost Report' (1966-67), 'No -- That's Me Over Here!' (1967-70), 'Now Look Here' (1971-73), 'Sorry!' (1981-82,1985-88) and 'Ronnie Corbett's Supper Club' (2010)
    Appeared in the films 'Rockets Galore!' (1957), 'Operation Snatch' (1962), 'Casino Royale' (1967), 'No Sex Please, We're British' (1973), 'Fierce Creatures' (1997) and 'Burke and Hare' (2010)
    Because of his height (5'1), he played schoolboys while in his mid-20s.
    While delivering monologues on 'The Two Ronnies,' he would sit in an extra-large easy chair to emphasize his small size.
    After Barker retired, he tried to continue on his own, but 'The Ronnie Corbett Show' lasted just one season.
    He described himself as 'Not big enough to play James Bond. Not small enough to be adopted by Madonna.'
    He has been married to Ann Hart since 1965.
    His son Andrew died at six weeks old from a heart defect.
    He and Barker were jointly named sixth greatest TV stars of all time in a British poll (2006).
    He said that he Barker never had a row during their decades working together.
    He had a career revival in his 70s thanks to appearances in Extras and Little Britain.
    He said about working with younger comedians, 'They never treated me as an old fuddy-duddy. I was pleased to be regarded as an equal.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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