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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 October 1922London, England, UK
Date of Death 22 September 1985London, England, UK  (cancer)
Birth NameRichard Henderson
Nickname Dickie

Mini Bio (1)

Dickie Henderson OBE was born in London on 30th October 1922. He played in Frank Lloyd's Hollywood version of Noel Coward's play, "Cavalade", at the age of 10. He was educated privately in Hollywood and London (at St.Joseph's College, Beulah Hill). He toured in music halls and appeared in several films with his famous father Dick Henderson (1891-1958). He served in the army during the Second World War, before appearing in revues, pantomimes and occasional films after demobilisation. He began a successful television career in 1953, with 'Face the Music', which was followed by the 'Arthur Askey Show'. He compered 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium', hosted 120 'Dickie Henderson Shows', a series of 'A Present for Dickie', several spectaculars and a famous partnership with Bob Monkhouse. He has appeared in eight Royal Command Performances. He was a keen golfer and enjoyed most sports. He was a leading 'Water Rat' and was awarded the OBE, in recognition of his charitable work. He married twice and had a son Matthew and a daughter Linda. He died from cancer, on 22nd September 1985, aged 62.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Huw Nathan

Spouse (2)

Gwyneth Wycherley (1965 - 22 September 1985) (his death)
Elmira Ross (10 July 1948 - 10 July 1963) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

He began as a child actor (billed as Dick Henderson Jr.) and as an adult, became the comedian Dickie Henderson.
He was the son of the actor Dick Henderson Sr and appeared several times with him.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1977 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to charity and entertainment.

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