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Born in Bloomsbury, London, England, UK
Died in Hampstead, London, England, UK  (pneumonia)
Birth NameCharles Frederick William Chilton

Mini Bio (1)

Charles Chilton was born on June 15, 1917 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Charles Frederick William Chilton. He was a producer and writer, known for Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Songs for the Times (1964) and What Did You Do in the Great War Daddy? (2007). He was married to Penelope Colbeck. He died on January 2, 2013 in Hampstead, London.

Spouse (2)

Penelope Colbeck (1947 - 2 January 2013) (his death) (3 children)
Penelope Colbeck (1947 - ?) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (3)

Left school at age 14.
He was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1976 Queen's Honours List for his services to radio. He will be remembered for his conscientious approach to a broad range of subjects ranging from jazz to science fiction.
His father was killed in the First world war and lost his mother when he was 6 years old so he was mostly brought up by his grandmother.

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