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Tommy Trinder (1909–1989)

An amiable, beloved Cockney cut-up from the 1930s on, London-born Tommy Trinder, the son of a tram driver, quit school and sought the stage, milking laughs at the tender age of 13 in a musical revue that was touring South Africa. Following that he became a boy vocalist at Collins' Music-Hall. The wry, rubber-faced comedian gradually built up his ... See full bio »

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Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium Himself - Host / Compere / Himself / Himself - Emcee
Trinder Box
Trinder Box Himself
Make Mine a Million
Make Mine a Million Himself, Cameo appearance


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 1974 Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
Arthur McKenzie
 1964 Contest Girl
Charlie Dorton
 1962 These Are the Damned (uncredited)
 1957 Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (TV Series)
- Episode #2.17 (1957) ... Compere
 1955 You Lucky People
Pvt. Tommy Smart
 1950 Bitter Springs
 1944 While Nero Fiddled
Tommy Taylor
 1944 Champagne Charlie
George Leybourne (Champagne Charlie)
 1943 Millions Like Us
Station Announcer (uncredited)
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Tommy Turk
 1942 Went the Day Well?
Dance Band Announcer on Radio (uncredited)
 1942 The Foreman Went to France
Tommy Hoskins, 19th Fusillers
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors
Tommy Taylor
 1940/I She Couldn't Say No
Dugsie Gibbs
 1940 Laugh It Off
Tommy Towers
 1938 After Dinner (Short)
 1938 Almost a Honeymoon
Peter Dibley
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Other Works:

Headliner at Skegness Pier Summer Season See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his charitable services. See more »


Catchphrase - "You Lucky People!" See more »

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