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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 November 1920Battersea, London, England, UK
Date of Death 23 June 1999Poole, Dorset, England, UK  (brain tumor)
Birth NameHarry Merryfield
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Buster Merryfield was born on November 27, 1920 in Battersea, London, England as Harry Merryfield. He was an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), Shroud for a Nightingale (1984) and Hannah (1980). He was married to Iris M Mountford. He died on June 23, 1999 in Poole, Dorset, England.

Spouse (1)

Iris M Mountford (1942 - 23 June 1999) (his death) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Magnificent white beard

Trivia (8)

Was a bank manager for 40 years.
Was a British schoolboy boxing champion in 1936.
Was a physical training instructor in WWII.
Was a jungle warfare instructor in WWII.
Only became an actor at age 57, after having worked in a bank for 40 years, only interrupted by World War II.
Died aged 78, after being admitted to hospital 11 days before with a brain tumor. His wife Iris was at his bedside when he died.
Nursed a black eye after hurting himself in a tumble during the British Comedy Awards on 15th December 1997.
He married Iris in 1942 after a week-long romance and they were together for 57 years until his death. They had a daughter, Karen.

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