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Tommy Cooper (I) (1921–1984)

After leaving the army Tommy Cooper took up show business in 1947 and so started his long career of comedy derived around visual humour, magic tricks that didn't work and his trademark red fez, a prop that started from his days in the army. The BBC described him as an "Unattractive young man with an extremely unfortunate appearance" in an audition... See full bio »

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Known For

The Plank
The Plank Larger Workman
(1967)
The Cool Mikado
The Cool Mikado Pooh-Bah, Private Detective
(1963)
And the Same to You
And the Same to You Horace Hawkins
(1960)
It's Your Move
It's Your Move Big removal man
(1982)

Filmography

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 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
Big removal man
 1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show (TV Movie)
Entertainer
 1975 Cooper (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Various roles
 1967 The Plank
Larger Workman
 1967 Sykes Versus ITV (TV Movie)
 1966-1967 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1967)
- Episode #1.2 (1966)
 1966 Cooperama (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1966)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
- Episode #1.5 (1966)
- Episode #1.4 (1966)
- Episode #1.3 (1966)
 1963 The Cool Mikado
Pooh-Bah, Private Detective
 1960 And the Same to You
Horace Hawkins
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1959)
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1954 Panto Parade (TV Movie)
 1952 Television Christmas Party (TV Movie)
 1948 Comedy Capers (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in Paul Derval and Michel Gyarmathy's show, "The New 1951 Folies Bergere Revue," at the London Hippodrome in London, England with Maisie Sparks, Joe Latona, Leslie Warren, Freddie Bamberger, Naida, Lili, Cappela & Patricia in the cast. Dick Hurran was director.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

Catchphrase: "Just like that!"

Trivia:

He collapsed on stage while in the middle of his act on a live Sunday evening variety show, falling backwards through the centre of the stage curtain. As he began to snore loudly (often a symptom of a massive heart attack) and as his feet remained protruding underneath the bottom of the curtain the theatre audience assumed this was part of his "failed magic trick" act and continued to roar with ... See more »

Trademark:

Normally wore a red fez on his live shows See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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