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Benny Hill

Comedian
Male
Hometown Hampshire
Died Apr 20, 1992
Death Place England
Religion Christian
Height 5' 9½" (17...
Nationality British
Alma Mater Taunton's College
High School Bournemouth School

Benny Hill was an English comedian and actor, notable for his long-running television programme The Benny Hill Show.

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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Born on January 21, 1924.

TEENAGE

1942 18 Years Old He was called up in 1942 and trained as a mechanic, but transferred to the Combined Services Entertainment division before the end of the war. … Read More

TWENTIES

1950 26 Years Old After the Second World War Hill worked as a performer on radio. His first appearance on television was in 1950.

THIRTIES

1961 37 Years Old The only will that Hill had established dated to 1961 and left everything to his parents, but of course it was out of date and both beneficiaries had long since died. … Read More
1962 38 Years Old In addition, he attempted a sitcom anthology, Benny Hill, which ran from 1962 to 1963, in which he played a different character in each episode.

FORTIES

In 1964, he played Nick Bottom in an all-star TV film production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
1968 44 Years Old Hill remained mostly with the BBC through to 1968, except for a few sojourns with ITV station ATV between 1957 and 1960 and again in 1967.
1969 45 Years Old In 1969, his show moved from the BBC to Thames Television, where it remained until cancellation in 1989, with an erratic schedule of one-hour specials. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1990 66 Years Old …  In 1990 a new show was produced complete with Hill and his usual team, called Benny Hill's World Tour: New York!
In February 1992, Thames Television, which received a steady stream of requests from viewers for The Benny Hill Show repeats, finally gave in and put together a number of re-edited shows.
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