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Arthur Askey (1900–1982)

Arthur Askey was a diminutive British comedian, born in 1900. He began his professional career as a music hall performer in 1924, but it wasn't until 1938's Band Waggon (1940) (which lasted a full five seasons), that he became a household name in England. His film debut was in the 1937 British feature Calling All Stars (1937), but then, in 1939, ... See full bio »


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 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
Mr. Arkwright
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Widow Twankey
- Aladdin (1967) ... Widow Twankey
 1967 No Strings (TV Movie)
Arthur Anders
 1966 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (TV Movie)
Widow Twankey
 1966 Second Honeymoon (TV Movie)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Billy Merson
 1961 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Butler (1961)
 1960 Arthur's Treasured Volumes (TV Series)
Clarence Twinger / Corporal Fluter / Cavendish Pilbeam / ...
- The Curse of the Bellfoots (1960) ... Clarence Twinger
- A Slight Case of Deception (1960) ... Corporal Fluter
- Pillbeam of Twickenham (1960) ... Cavendish Pilbeam
- The Command Performer (1960) ... Tom Merrydew
- The History of Mr Lacey (1960) ... Wilfred Lacey
 1959 Friends and Neighbours
Albert Grimshaw
 1959 Make Mine a Million
Arthur Ashton
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1956 Ramsbottom Rides Again
Bill Ramsbottom
 1955 Jack Hylton Presents (TV Series)
Nurse 'Big Hearted' Martha
- Episode dated 23 December 1955 (1955) ... Nurse 'Big Hearted' Martha
 1953 Television Christmas Party (TV Movie)
 1953 The Love Match (TV Movie)
Bill Brown
 1952 Television Christmas Party (TV Movie)
 1952 Bet Your Life (TV Movie)
Arthur Golightly
 1951 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1944 Bees in Paradise
Arthur Tucker
 1943 Miss London Ltd.
Arthur Bowman
 1942 King Arthur Was a Gentleman
Arthur King
 1941 I Thank You
 1940 Band Waggon
Arthur Askey (as Big Hearted Arthur Askey)
 1937 Calling All Stars
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the musical, "Follow the Girls," at His Majesty's Theatre in London, England, with Hugh French and Wendy Toye in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Big Hearted Arthur Askey


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1969 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to entertainment. See more »


Catch phrase: "Hello, playmates" See more »


Big Hearted Arthur

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