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Date of Birth 20 January 1914Cape Town, South Africa
Date of Death 10 November 1993London, England, UK

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Character actor who started performing on stage at the age of 12 in his native South Africa. He moved to England in 1947 and continued to appear on stage, screen and TV often as portly authority figures. A notable portrayer of Sir Winston Churchill. He was married 3 times and had 1 son.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Allen Dace

Between 1961 and 1976, Mr. Pithey periodically appeared in German advertising as "der Tchibo Kaffee-Experte", a fake coffee expert, the testimonial for Tchibo coffee company. He appeared in black suit and homburg, even in the company of Massai and Indios, and in is still well-known in Germany in this role to this day.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mandali

Trivia (1)

He played the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965) in three different productions: Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978), Suez 1956 (1979) and F.D.R.: The Last Year (1980).

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