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Ernie Wise (1925–1999)

Ernie Wise was born on November 27, 1925 in Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Ernest Wiseman. He was a writer and actor, known for The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968), Two of a Kind (1961) and The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978). He was married to Doreen Blythe. He died on March 21, 1999 in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England. See full bio »

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 1983 Night Train to Murder (writer)
 1978-1981 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (additional material - 10 episodes)
- 1981 Christmas Show (1981) ... (additional material)
- 1980 Christmas Show (1980) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (additional material)
 1972-1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (additional material - 19 episodes)
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... (additional material)
- 1976 Christmas Show (1976) ... (additional material)
- Episode #9.6 (1976) ... (additional material)
- Episode #9.5 (1976) ... (additional material)
- Episode #9.4 (1976) ... (additional material)
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Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (52 credits)

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He acted in Ray Cooney's play, "Run For Your Wife!," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Patrick Mower, John Quayle, Aimi Macdonald, Leslie Lawton, and Una Stubbs in the cast.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Morecambe & Wise | Morecambe and Wise | Morecombe and Wise | Wise


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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We took the whole thing far too seriously. After all, those were early days in television. See more »


He began a comedy partnership with Eric Bartholomew when he was 16. "Wiseman and Bartholomew" was too long for theater marquees, so they changed it to "Morecambe and Wise". They became comedy legends in the UK, with a mix of self-deprecating charm and schoolboy humor. Their Christmas specials became a national institution. They were both awarded OBE (Officers of the Order of the British Empire) ... See more »


Theme song was "Bring Me Sunshine"

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