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Date of Birth 8 April 1916Bethnal Green, London, England, UK
Date of Death 15 July 1987London, England, UK  (heart attack)
Birth NameAbraham Basalinksy

Mini Bio (1)

Alfie Bass was born on April 8, 1916 in Bethnal Green, London, England as Abraham Basalinksy. He was an actor, known for Bootsie and Snudge (1960), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) and The Army Game (1957). He was married to Beryl Bryson. He died on July 15, 1987 in London.

Spouse (1)

Beryl Bryson (? - ?) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Born to Russian parents who had fled persecution in the USSR.
Began acting before the camera in wartime British documentaries.
Appeared in the 1950s Landmark BBC Radio SF Series Journey Into Space as Lemuel "Lemmy" Barnet.
As a one-time cabinet maker, he began his career building sets at the Unity Theatre, in London, before becoming an actor there in the late 1930s. He made his acting debut performing alongside Paul Robeson in the play "Plant in the Sun." During the 1950s he continued to direct shows at Unity, and on one occasion appeared in court charged with putting on a play without a license. He appeared in a number of Shakespearean roles on stage.
British character comic who played a number of archetypal Cockney working class roles.

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