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Frankie Howerd
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    (March 6, 1917-April 18, 1992)
    Born in York, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Francis Alick Howard
    Appeared in the films 'The Runaway Bus' (1954), 'The Ladykillers' (1955), 'The Cool Mikado' (1962), 'Carry On Doctor' (1967), 'Carry On Up The Jungle' (1969), 'Up The Front' (1972) and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1978)
    Appeared in the British TV series 'That Was The Week That Was' (1962-63), 'Up Pompeii!' (1970), 'The Frankie Howerd Show' (1976), 'Howerd Confessions' (1976), 'Frankie Howerd Strikes Again' (1981), 'Then Churchill Said to Me' (1981) and 'All Change' (1989)
    Appeared on stage in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' (1963-65)
    He failed an audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
    He was depressed and had a nervous breakdown in the early 60s.
    He was a promiscuous homosexual who told singer Cilla Black, 'I wish to God I weren't gay.'
    He was famed for his off-the-cuff remarks to the audience, but a later sale of his scripts showed that his ad-libs were all planned in advance.
    He died the day before Benny Hill and several canned obituaries accidentally quoted him regretting Hill's passing.
    He successfully incorporated the stammering and hesitation from his stage fright into his comedy routines.
    He entertained the troops during World War II.
    He died from the effects of a virus he contracted during a Christmas trip up the Amazon River.
    Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas met through their mutual admiration for Howerd.

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