Benny Hill (I) (1924–1992)


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He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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  Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (performer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West") / (writer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (1995) ... (writer: "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)")
 1991 Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! (TV Special) (performer: "New York Rap") / (writer: "New York Rap")
  The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 55 episodes, 1969 - 1989) (performer - 54 episodes, 1969 - 1989) (lyrics - 4 episodes, 1969 - 1989)
- Tales of The Unexpected (1989) ... (performer: "Pepys' Diary") / (writer: "Pepys' Diary")
- Holding Out for a Hero (1989) ... (performer: "Café Olé (Anna Marie)") / (writer: "Café Olé (Anna Marie)")
- The Crook Report (1989) ... (lyrics: "I'm Called Little Buttercup") / (performer: "Country Girls and Rustic Lasses", "I'm Called Little Buttercup") / (writer: "Country Girls and Rustic Lasses")
- Club Chicago-Go (1988) ... (performer: "Star Names", "The Best of Times") / (writer: "Star Names")
- The Halitosis Kid (1988) ... (performer: "It's a Hard Life") / (writer: "It's a Hard Life")
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill (performer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited)
 1960 Skywatch (performer: "Touch It Light")
 1956 Who Done It? (performer: "Who Done It?" - uncredited)
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Recorded several hit singles in the 1960s, including "Gather in the Mushrooms" and "Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West." See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Gunner Benny Hill

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: 'Oh well,' and I went back to smoking again, and that was better. See more »

Trivia:

He was the star of Genesis' music video for "Anything She Does" in 1986 (from the "Invisible Touch" album). It was the band's idea to cast him. He played his "Fred Scuttle" character, who is the new head of backstage security. Needless to say his incompetence - due mainly to his wandering eye for the ladies (including Page 3 Model Linda Lusardi) - lets all manner of people into the band's ... See more »

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Expert in featuring in fast moving, mute comic short subjects, with funny music, and massive persecutions at the end. See more »

Nickname:

King Leer

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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