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Leslie Henson (I) (1891–1957)

Leslie Henson, comedian born in London in 1891. Famous for his bulging eyes, malleable face and raspy voice. He studied with 'the Cairns James School of Musical and Dramatic Art as a child, he was writing and producing theatrical pieces while still at school. Became popular in Music Hall from 1910, his first West End role in 1912 was 'Nicely, ... See full bio »

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 1958 The Vise (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Six Months to Talk (1958) ... Police Sergeant
 1957 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Series)
Gentleman in small clothes
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... Gentleman in small clothes
 1956 Home and Away
Uncle Tom
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Alaric Moulton
- The General's Mess (1955) ... Sir Alaric Moulton
 1952 My Dear Petitioner (TV Movie)
Mr. Justice W.W. Curtis
 1949 Bob's Your Uncle (TV Movie)
Robert Popejoy
 1946 Cabaret Cruise (TV Series)
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
- Swing Along (1937)
 1935 Oh, Daddy!
Lord Wilfred Pye
 1933 It's a Boy
James Skippett
 1931 The Sport of Kings
Amos Purdie
 1930 A Warm Corner
Mr. Corner
 1927 On with the Dance (Short)
 1920 Broken Bottles (Short)
Bottling Barrows
 1916 The Lifeguardsman
Lt. Spiff
 1916 Wanted: A Widow (Short)
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He performed in his revue, "Leslie Henson's Gaieties", at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Hermione Baddeley, Walter Crisham, Avril Angers, Prudence Hyman, Carroll Gibbons and Orchestra, Terence Delany, Decima Knight, Guy Fane, Gerry Fitzgerald, Joan Alexis, Molly Gay and 'Freddie Carpenter's Gaiety Girls' in the ... See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Father of farmer Joe Henson and actor Nicky Henson. See more »

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