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Des O'Connor (1932–2020)

Brought up on Northampton where he had his first job and played football for Northampton Town. He joined the RAF and on completing his service became a Butlin Redcoat and began to learn the rudiments of comedy which led him to become a professional. After 6 years he got his first big television break as host of 'Spot That Tune' then compere on '... See full bio »

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Known For

The Des O'Connor Show Self / Self - Host / Self -Host / Host
The Good Life Soundtrack
9 Dead Gay Guys Soundtrack


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 2002 Des O'Connor Tonight (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Des O'Connor Tonight With Cliff (2002) ... (additional material)
 1976 Des O'Connor Entertains (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 June 1976 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 27 February 1976 (1976) ... (writer)
 1972 Des (TV Series)
 1963 The Des O'Connor Show (TV Series) (1963)
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Show Show Self (115 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

[2008] TV commercial singing "The Christmas Song" for Tesco See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Des O'Connor CBE | Roger Whittaker & Des O'Connor


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


Jodie Brooke Wilson  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his showbiz career] If it ever became work, I'd pack it up. I've never done a day's work in my life. See more »


In 1969 Des went international. 13 of his TV shows was pre-sold to America (NBC), Canada and Australia for a combined gross of £625,000. NBC never asked for any more, but the show went on to be sold to 40 other countries during the early 1970s. See more »

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