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Benny Hill (1924–1992)


He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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  Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (performer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West") / (writer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West")
 1991 Benny Hill: Unseen (TV Movie) (performer: "New York Rap") / (writer: "New York Rap")
  The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 50 episodes, 1969 - 1988) (performer - 49 episodes, 1969 - 1988) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1971)
- Episode #18.2 (1988) ... (performer: "Star Names", "The Best of Times") / (writer: "Star Names")
- The Halitosis Kid (1988) ... (performer: "It's a Hard Life") / (writer: "It's a Hard Life")
- The Herd (1986) ... (performer: "I'll Never Know", "Those Days", "In the Papers") / (writer: "I'll Never Know", "Those Days", "In the Papers")
- Episode #17.1 (1986) ... (performer: "A Girl in Every Port", "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)") / (writer: "A Girl in Every Port")
- Carmen (1985) ... (performer: "Costa Coco") / (writer: "Costa Coco")
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill (performer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited)
 1960 Skywatch (performer: "Strike A Light")
 1956 Who Done It? (performer: "Who Done It?" - uncredited)
Show Show Writer (17 credits)
Show Show Actor (12 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (36 credits)

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Recorded several hit singles in the 1960s, including "Gather in the Mushrooms" and "Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West." See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked to comment on rumours that he had sexual affairs with women who appeared on his shows]: I never yell, I never tell, but I'm grateful as hell. See more »

Trivia:

His father and uncle were circus clowns, performing in the circus until they both left for military service during WWI. See more »

Trademark:

Parody of British Army salute. See more »

Nickname:

King Leer

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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