Arthur Askey

Comedian, Film actor

1900 – 1982

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Who was Arthur Askey?

Arthur Bowden Askey CBE was a prominent English comedian and actor. Askey's humour owed much to the playfulness of the characters he portrayed, his improvisation, and his use of catchphrases, which included "Hello playmates!", "I thank you", and "Before your very eyes".

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Born
Jun 6, 1900
Liverpool
Also known as
  • Arthur Bowden Askey
  • Big Hearted Arthur Askey
  • Big Hearted Arthur
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Liverpool Institute for Boys
Lived in
  • Liverpool
Died
Nov 16, 1982
London
Resting place
Putney Vale Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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