Bob Monkhouse

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Birthday
1, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 29, 2003 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 29, 2003 (75)

About

Popular British TV personality. In 1995, the British Comedy Awards presented him with the Lifetime Achievement for Comedy for his contributions to cartooning.

Before Fame

He served in the Royal Air Force Regiment in 1948 and was able to secure a contract with the BBC because of a letter that he had a commander unwittingly sign saying he was a war hero and deserved an audition.

Trivia

Eight years later, the Television and Radio Industries Club presented him with the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting.

Family Life

After marrying Elizabeth Thompson in 1949, the couple had two sons and adopted a daughter.

Associated With

He occasionally wrote jokes for American comedians like Bob Hope.