|Born||in Caerphilly, Wales, UK|
|Died||in Haymarket, London, England, UK (heart attack)|
|Birth Name||Thomas Frederick Cooper|
|Height||6' 4" (1.93 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
After leaving the army Tommy Cooper took up show business in 1947 and so started his long career of comedy derived around visual humour, magic tricks that didn't work and his trademark red fez, a prop that started from his days in the army. The BBC described him as an "Unattractive young man with an extremely unfortunate appearance" in an audition for new talent.
While making a series of 28 shows for ITV over a period of eight years, he suffered his first heart attack which forced him to give up his love for cigars. Tommy collapsed on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre in April 1984, live on air. Ten minutes later he had died. He was later cremated and ashes scattered at Mortlake Crematorium, London.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Neil Jones
|Gwen Henty||(24 February 1947 - 15 April 1984) ( his death) ( 2 children)|