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Harry Secombe (1921–2001)

Harry Secombe was one of Britain's best loved comic entertainers. Born in Swansea, South Wales he began singing as a child in local church choirs. His first job was as a clerk although he had considered a career in opera. During World War Two he served in the Army in North Africa and Italy. He met the comedian Spike Milligan while on duty in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Harry Secombe Show
The Harry Secombe Show Himself / Various
(1968-1973)
Oliver!
Oliver! Bumble
(1968)
The Goon Show
The Goon Show Himself / Neddie Seagoon
(1968)
Highway
Highway Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host / Himself
(1983-1993)

Filmography

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 1993 Highway (TV Series)
 1983 Pepys and So to Bed (TV Movie)
Pepys
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Stanley (segment "Envy")
 1971 Mr Tumbleweed (TV Movie)
Mr. Tumbleweed
 1970 Doctor in Trouble
Llewellyn Wendover
 1969 Rhubarb (Short)
Rev. Rhubarb
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie)
Mr. Pickwick
 1969 Q9 (TV Series)
Special Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Special Guest (voice)
 1968 Oliver!
Bumble
 1967 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Performer
 1959 Jet Storm
Binky Meadows
 1958 Davy
Davy
 1955 Channel Nine (TV Short)
Performer
 1954 Svengali
Barizel
 1954 Brass for Brass (TV Movie)
 1953 Forces' Sweetheart
Harry Llewellyn
 1952 Don't Spare the Horses (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1952)
- Episode #1.1 (1952)
 1952 Down Among the Z Men
Harry Jones
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
Various
 1951 Penny Points to Paradise
Harry Flakers
 1950 Fake's Progress
Commentator
 1950 For the Children (TV Series)
Judge
- Toad of Toad Hall (1950) ... Judge
 1949 Helter Skelter
Alf (uncredited)
 1949 Magpie Masquerade (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1949)
- Episode #1.2 (1949)
- Episode #1.1 (1949)
 1947 Gerry's Inn (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Cyril Ornadel's musical, "Pickwick," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Jessie Evans, Peter Bull, Anton Rodgers, Teddy Green, Gerald James, Oscar Quitak, and Julian Orchard in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Harry Secombe C.B.E. | Sir Harry Secombe CBE | The Goons | Sir Harry Secombe

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You can't rest on your laurels, they turn into wreaths.

Trivia:

A memorial service was held for him at Westminster Abbey on 26 October 2001. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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