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Sir Norman Wisdom

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Sir Norman, Peel, Isle of Man (2005)
Born 4 February 1915
Died 4 October 2010 (aged 95)
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Years active 1948–2005, 2007–2008, 2010
Spouse(s) Doreen Brett
(m. 1941-1946, divorced)
Freda Simpson
(m. 1947–1968, divorced)
Awards BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Film
1954 Trouble in Store
London Film Critics Circle - Special Achievement Award
1996 for services to comedy

Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom OBE (4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010) was an English comedian, singer, songwriter, actor and musician.

Filmography

  • A Date with a Dream (1948)
  • Wit and Wisdom (1948–1950, TV)
  • Trouble in Store (1953)
  • One Good Turn (1954)
  • As Long as They're Happy (1955)
  • Man of the Moment (1955)
  • Up in the World (1956)
  • Just My Luck (1957)
  • The Square Peg (1958)
  • Follow a Star (1959)
  • There Was a Crooked Man (1960)
  • The Bulldog Breed (1960)
  • On the Beat (1962)
  • The Girl on the Boat (1962)
  • A Stitch in Time (1963)
  • The Early Bird (1965)
  • The Sandwich Man (1966)
  • Press for Time (1966)
  • Androcles and the Lion (1967, TV)
  • The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
  • What's Good for the Goose (1969)
  • Norman (1970, TV)
  • Music Hall (1970, TV)
  • Nobody Is Norman Wisdom (1973, TV)
  • A Little Bit of Wisdom (1974, TV)
  • BBC Playhouse: "Going Gently" (1981, TV)
  • BBC Bergerac: "Almost Like a Holiday" (1983, TV)
  • The 1950s: Music, Memories & Milestones (1988, TV)
  • Double X: The Name of the Game (Double X, Run Rabbit Run) (1992)
  • Last of the Summer Wine episode "The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti" (1995, TV)
  • Last of the Summer Wine episode "Extra, Extra!" (1996, TV)
  • Where on Earth Is ... Katy Manning (1998, TV)
  • Casualty episode "She Loved the Rain" (1998, TV)
  • Last of the Summer Wine episode "The Coming of the Beast" (2001, TV)
  • Last of the Summer Wine episode "A Musical Passing for a Miserable Muscroft" (2002, TV)
  • Dalziel and Pascoe episode "Mens Sana" (2002, TV)
  • Coronation Street (2004, TV)
  • Five Children and It (2004) Played Nesbitt.
  • Last of the Summer Wine episode "Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley" (2004, TV)
  • Expresso (2007) [www.expressofilm.com]
  • Evil Calls: The Raven (2008)
  • Wonderland: The Secret Life Of Norman Wisdom Aged 92 and 3/4 (2008, TV)

CDs and vinyl

  • I Would Like to Put on Record
  • Jingle Jangle
  • The Very Best of Norman Wisdom
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • Where's Charley?
  • Wisdom of a Fool
  • Nobody's Fool
  • Follow a Star
  • 1957 Original Chart Hits
  • Follow a Star/Give Me a Night in June
  • Happy Ending/The Wisdom Of A Fool
  • Big in Albania - One Hit Wonderland


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