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Jake Thackray (1938–2002)

Jake Thackray was born on February 27, 1938 in Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England as John Philip Thackray. He was married to Sheila Thackray. He died on December 24, 2002 in Monmouth, Wales. See full bio »


(age 64) in Monmouth, Wales, UK

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Tickertape Himself
Camera and the Song


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 1979 The Innes Book of Records (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Himself
 1976 Camera and the Song (TV Series documentary)
 1972 Crackerjack! (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #16.6 (1972) ... Himself - Guest
 1970 The Golden Shot (TV Series)
- Episode #2.71 (1970) ... Himself
 1968 Tickertape (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.15 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.14 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.13 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.12 (1968) ... Himself
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Himself
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 2006 Jake on the Box (TV Movie documentary)

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Personal Quote:

I'd never liked the stage much and I was turning into a performing man, a real bloody Archie Rice, so I cancelled gigs and pulled out for a bit. On his retiring from showbusiness


He was originally a teacher after graduating from Durham University, and he spent much of his career working in France and Leeds. He spoke French fluently and with only a barely-detectable English accent, which helped him become a good friend of French singer Georges Brassens whose style of singing greatly influenced his own. He became a well known face to the general public after a number of ... See more »

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