|Born||in Beckenham, Kent, England, UK|
|Died||in Eggington, Bedfordshire, England, UK (prostate cancer)|
|Birth Name||Robert Alan Monkhouse|
|Nickname||The thief of bad gags.|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
One of British TV's most popular performers with a career that spanned over four decades, funny-man Bob Monkhouse started off as a radio broadcaster (1947) and stand-up comic. He earned success early on as a gag writer, partnering with Denis Goodwin.
In 1953, the duo won their own TV show called Fast and Loose (1954), which was sketch-comedy based. A nightclub comedian to boot, he also pursued films on occasion appearing in such slapstick dillies as Carry On Sergeant (1958), Dentist in the Chair (1960), Dentist on the Job (1961) and A Weekend with Lulu (1961). But TV would be his prime venue, and he moved quite easily into various parlor game and variety show hosting duties.
For Love or Money (1959) was his first, a Brit version of "Candid Camera". Along the way, he found emceeing chores with The London Palladium Show (1966), The Golden Shot (1967) (which made him a household name), Celebrity Squares (1975) (based on The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965)), Family Fortunes (1980), "The $64,000 Question", Opportunity Knocks (1956), The National Lottery (1994), and many others. Monkhouse died in 2003 of prostate cancer.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / email@example.com
|Jacqueline Harding||(4 October 1973 - 29 December 2003) (his death)|
|Elizabeth Thompson||(5 November 1949 - 1972) (divorced) (3 children)|
Personal Quotes (9)
|Carry On Sergeant (1958)||£1,500|