Best remembered for his long-running role in HAPPY EVER AFTER and/or TERRY AND JUNE, Terry Scott was a fine comic actor best suited to the role of the bumbling middle-class husband outwitted by a series of sophisticated women.
He began his career in the armed forces before graduating to radio and television, making his name in the Sixties with the long-running sitcom HUGH AND I with Hugh Lloyd that ran from 1962 until 1967. He also starred in a few Carry On movies, notably CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE and CARRY ON UP THE KHYBER, where he played a memorable Tarzan exchanging bawdy jokes with Jacki Piper.
Offscreen Scott was both a hard worker and a perfectionist, who frequently became frustrated with colleagues whom he felt were not pulling their weight. Although ostensibly happily married with four daughters, he was not above enjoying a dalliance or two, even though the news was kept firmly under wraps in the press.
In the Eighties Scott's stage career underwent something of a revival with starring roles in Ray Cooney's RUN FOR YOUR WIFE (among others). His screen partnership with June Whitfield lasted until 1987. Thereafter he continued to work hard in pantomime as well as on television until his death from cancer in 1994.
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