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Will Hay (I) (1888–1949)


William Thompson Hay was probably one of the most versatile of entertainers. He was not only a character comedian of the first rank, but was also an astronomer of high repute - he discovered the spot on the planet Saturn in 1933 - and a fully qualified air pilot; he was once an engineer. Born at Stockton on Tees in 1888, he became interested in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oh, Mr. Porter! William Porter
(1937)
The Goose Steps Out William Potts / Muller
(1942)
Black Sheep of Whitehall Professor Davis
(1942)
My Learned Friend William Fitch
(1943)

Filmography

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 1943 My Learned Friend
William Fitch
 1942 Go to Blazes (Short)
Father
 1942 The Goose Steps Out
William Potts / Muller
 1942 The Big Blockade
Royal Navy: Skipper
 1942 Black Sheep of Whitehall
Professor Davis
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's
Will Lamb
 1939 Where's That Fire?
Captain Benjamin Viking
 1939 Ask a Policeman
Sergt. Dudfoot
 1938 Old Bones of the River
Prof. Benjamin Tibbetts
 1938 Hey! Hey! U.S.A!
Dr. Benjamin Twist
 1938 Convict 99
Dr. Benjamin Twist
 1937 Oh, Mr. Porter!
William Porter
 1937 Good Morning, Boys
Dr. Benjamin Twist
 1936 Windbag the Sailor
Capt. Ben Cutlet
 1936 Where There's a Will
Benjamin Stubbins
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys
Dr. Alec Smart
 1935 Dandy Dick
Vicar the Rev. Richard Jedd
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
William Garland
 1934 Those Were the Days
Magistrate Brutus Poskett
 1933 Know Your Apples (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and his company performed at the "Twice Nightly Variety Show," at the Holborn Empire Theatre in Holborn, London, England with The Bells; Eddie Hanley; The 3 Australian Boys; Billy & Elsa Newell; Danny Lipton Three; Will Somers; the Houston Sisters; G.S. Melvin; and Laurel Brothers in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If we were all astronomers, there'd be no more war.

Trivia:

Buried in Artists Corner of Streatham Cemetery, South London, amongst hundreds of music hall stars. See more »

Trademark:

His partnership with Gainsborough pictures from 1935 until 1939 See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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