British comedian who starred in 'The Les Dawson Show.' He had a deadpan style of humor and was known for making jokes about his wife and mother-in law.
He initially intended to become a professional pianist and performed in a Parisian brothel. He also wrote poetry when he was younger but kept it a secret from others because it was uncommon for someone of a working class background to have any literary ambitions.
He made his television debut on the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1967.
He had three children with his wife Margaret, who he was married to from 1960 until her death in 1986 from cancer. In 1989 he married his second wife Tracy. They had a daughter, Charlotte, together in 1992.
Following in his footsteps, Lee Evans is a renowned British comedian.