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Harry Corbett (1918–1989)

Harry Corbett was born on January 28, 1918 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Sooty (1952), The Sooty Show (1968) and Sooty's Amazing Adventures (1996). He was married to Marjorie Corbett. He died on August 17, 1989 in Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Sooty Writer
The Sooty Show
Christmas Box
Christmas Box Himself - and Sooty


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 2015 Sooty: Learn the Alphabet (Video short) (creator - as Harry Corbett OBE)
 2013 Sooty (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sooty's Space Rocket (2013) ... (story)
 1996 Sooty's Amazing Adventures (TV Series) (characters - 1996)
  The Sooty Show (TV Series) (1 episode) (creator - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1988)
- Messing About in Boats (1988) ... (creator - as Harry Corbett O.B.E.)
- Episode #16.12 (1978) ... (creator)
  Sooty (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (devised by - 6 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (written by - 5 episodes, 1956 - 1958)
- Sooty's Safari (1959)
- Sooty's Chemist's Shop (1958) ... (devised by) / (written by)
- Sooty the Champ (1956) ... (devised by) / (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in "The Magic Circle Festival 1958," at the Scala Theatre in London, England with Jay Marshall, Sooty, Channing Pollock, Benson Dulay, Randi, The Magical Claudine, Lao Tang, Robert O'Connor, Peter Pit, Sydney Jerome, Bob Andrews, President Francis White, and Officers and COuncil of the Magic Circle in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Sooty with Harry Corbett | Harry Corbett O.B.E. | Harry Corbett OBE

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He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1976 for his services to drama. Prime Minister Harold Wilson intended the award to go to Steptoe and Son actor Harry H. Corbett who was a Labour Party supporter but the "H" got missed out of the name and the offer went to Harry Corbett instead. See more »

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