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Tom O'Connor

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Birthday
31, 1939
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jul 18, 2021 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1939
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jul 18, 2021 (81)

About

English actor and comedian best known as a performer on Crosswits, The Zodiac Game, Name That Tune, Gambit and other popular TV shows.

Before Fame

He was a mathematics and music schoolteacher at the St. Joan of Arc School in Bootle. He nurtured his performance skills by working as a comedian in working men's clubs in the evening.

Trivia

His breakthrough came when he was featured on Johnnie Hamp's The Comedians. By 1977, This Is Your Life shined the spotlight on him.

Family Life

His daughter-in-law, Denise Lewis, won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Associated With

He appeared on Countdown 100-plus times, a program that was originally hosted by Richard Whiteley.