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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), A Boxing Day Party (1957) and The Tin Pan Alley Show (1956). He was married to Mabel E. Gregory. He died on March 25, 1969 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 69) in London, England, UK

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 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
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 1955 Channel Nine (TV Short)
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 1939 Music Hall Parade
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 1935 Variety
And His Band (uncredited)
 1932 The First Mrs. Fraser
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Trivia:

Gained national exposure through his "Billy Cotton Band Show" in the 1950's and 60's. See more »

Trademark:

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

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