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Billy Cotton (I) (1899–1969)

Billy Cotton was born on May 6, 1899 in Westminster, England as William Edward Cotton. He was an actor, known for The Wakey Wakey Tavern (1956), Down Melody Lane (1943) and The Royal Variety Show (1960). He was married to Mabel E. Gregory. He died on March 25, 1969 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 69) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
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 1955 Channel Nine (TV Short)
Performer
 1939 Music Hall Parade
Band Leader
 1935 Variety
And His Band (uncredited)
 1932 The First Mrs. Fraser
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 1943 Down Melody Lane (performer: "Fall In And Fly", "The Danube Swing")
 1939 Music Hall Parade (performer: "The Danube Swing", "Fall In And Fly")
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 1956-1968 The Wakey Wakey Tavern (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 20 July 1968 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode dated 13 July 1968 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode dated 6 July 1968 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode dated 29 June 1968 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode dated 22 June 1968 (1968) ... Himself
 1967 The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.32 (1967) ... Himself
 1958-1964 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) ... Himself
- Episode dated 25 December 1958 (1958) ... Himself
 1960 The Royal Variety Show (TV Movie)
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 1959 The Ivor Novello Awards (TV Movie)
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 1951 Tin Pan Alley
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 1943 Down Melody Lane
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 2008 The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie (TV Movie documentary)
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 1997 The Works (TV Series documentary)
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- Michael Grade: The Last Showman (1997) ... Himself
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Trivia:

Was an expert racing car driver and owner/pilot of a Gypsy Moth biplane. See more »

Trademark:

He opened his popular BBC show with the words "Wakey, wakey!"

Star Sign:

Taurus

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