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Alfred Bestall (1892–1986)

Alfred Bestall was born on December 14, 1892 in Mandalay, Burma as Alfred Edmeades Bestall. He was a writer, known for Jackanory (1965) and The Rupert Bear Story: A Tribute to Alfred Bestall (1982). He died on January 15, 1986 in Penlan, Wales. See full bio »


(age 93) in Penlan, Wales, UK

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  Jackanory (TV Series) (creator - 5 episodes, 1969) (story - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967)
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 1982 The Rupert Bear Story: A Tribute to Alfred Bestall (TV Movie documentary)

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Took over writing and drawing the Rupert Bear stories from original creator Mary Tourtel in 1935, and continued for 30 years. See more »



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