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Barry Cryer

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Birthday
23, 1935
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jan 25, 2022 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1935
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jan 25, 2022 (86)

About

British comedian and writer known for contributing to many prominent performers including Richard Pryor and David Frost. He wrote for the British television comedy series, Doctor in the House. He authored multiple books about comedy throughout his long career. 

Before Fame

He earned jobs performing comedy on stage after choosing to quit his studies.

Trivia

He had to abandon most of his early ambitions as a performer because of his eczema and chose to focus mainly on writing because it was something he could do even when suffering from eczema attacks. In 2021, the British Music Hall Society awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Family Life

He lived with his wife Terry.

Associated With

He wrote material for Bob Hope on multiple occasions.