Ken Dodd

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Birthday
8, 1927
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 11, 2018 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1927
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 11, 2018 (90)

About

1960s British comedy icon, television personality, and singer known for his rapid delivery of one-liner jokes, his frizzy hair, and buck teeth. His signature greeting is "How tickled I am!"

Before Fame

He was given his signature 'buck' teeth after a bicycle accident as a child. He made his professional show-business debut at the now-demolished Nottingham Empire in 1954 when he was 26 years old.

Trivia

He was given the British Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and in the 1960s he earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records by telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours

Family Life

He was never married, but engaged twice. He had an older brother, William.

Associated With

Like Jimmy Savile, Ken Dodd was one of Britain's most well-known entertainment personalities.