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Michael Bentine (1922–1996)

Michael Bentine was born on January 26, 1922 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Square World (1960), After Hours (1958) and Potty Time (1973). He was married to Clementina Stuart. He died on November 26, 1996 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1993 The Great Bong (TV Series) (voice)
 1973 Potty Time (TV Series)
Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys
- Father Christmas (1973) ... Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys
- World War One Aces (1973) ... Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys
- Robin Hood (1973) ... Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys
- Movie Monsters (1973) ... Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys
- North West Frontier (1973) ... Prof. Bentine / Voices of Pottys
 1972 Rentadick
Husein
 1971 Bachelor of Arts (Short)
Miklos Durti
 1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... Guest
 1966 All Square (TV Series)
Various Characters (1966-1967)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
The Sandwich Man
 1960-1964 It's a Square World (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #7.13 (1964) ... Various Characters
- Episode #7.12 (1964) ... Various Characters
- Episode #7.11 (1964) ... Various Characters
- Episode #7.10 (1964) ... Various Characters
- Episode #7.9 (1964) ... Various Characters
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Man (uncredited)
 1961 The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (Short)
Voices (voice)
 1958-1959 After Hours (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.13 (1959) ... Various
- Episode #2.12 (1959) ... Various
- Episode #2.11 (1959) ... Various
- Episode #2.10 (1959) ... Various
- Episode #2.9 (1959) ... Various
 1958 I Only Arsked!
Fred
 1957 Yes, It's the Cathode-Ray Tube Show! (TV Series)
Various Characters (1957) (voice)
 1955 John and Julie
Paper Tearing Entertainer (uncredited)
 1955 Raising a Riot
The Professor
 1954 The Bumblies (TV Series)
Prof. Michael Bentine / Voices of the Bumblies
- Wallpapering (1954) ... Prof. Michael Bentine / Voices of the Bumblies
- Cowboys and Indians (1954) ... Prof. Michael Bentine / Voices of the Bumblies
 1953 Forces' Sweetheart
John Robinson
 1952 Down Among the Z Men
Prof. Osrick Purehart
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
Various
 1951 What's Cooking (Short)
The Friend
Show Show Writer (13 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed as "L'Enfant Terrible," in Michel Gyarmathy's revue, "Folies-Bergere Revue," at the London Hippodrome in London, England with Dick Henderson, Junr, Franklin Bennett, Bob Beaumont, Raymond Girerd and Vocal Ensemble, Moskani, Eddie Vitch, Helen Crerar, Rixio, Marilyn Hightower, and Vivian et Tassi in the cast. Dick ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Bentine CBE | The Goons
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Personal Quote:

Speaking of his experience of his part in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp: Millions of words have been written about these horror camps, many of them by inmates of those unbelievable places. I've tried, without success, to describe it from my own point of view, but the words won't come. To me Belsen was the ultimate blasphemy.

Trivia:

Three of his five children died before he did. His two eldest daughters, Elaine & Marylla ('Fusty') died from cancer (breast cancer and lymphoma) and Stuart ('Gussie') died in a plane crash in southern England. Only Richard ('Peski') and Serena ('Suki') survived him. The circumstances surrounding Stuart's death - a private plane not filing a flight plan which caused enormous delay and ... See more »

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