Terry Duggan

Actor, TV Actor

1932 – 2008

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Who was Terry Duggan?

Terry Duggan was a comedian and actor who had a successful career in cabaret and variety and played numerous character roles on television. He was married to the actress Anna Karen, best known for playing the part of Olive in the ITV sitcom On the Buses, in which Duggan frequently appeared.

Duggan was born in Hoxton, London. From the 1960s through the 1980s, he appeared on such television series as Are You Being Served?, The Bill, Bob Martin, Only Fools and Horses, Please Sir! and Randall and Hopkirk. He also performed pantomime, frequently teaming with his wife Anna Karen.

He was also a stand-up comedian who was noted for his drunk sketches in which he portrayed an inebriated man, a concept earlier popularised by Freddie Frinton and Jimmy James. Besides practicing theatrical performance from childhood, he learned acrobatics which led to film stuntman roles. Duggan was also a member of the entertainers' charity The Grand Order of Water Rats.

Duggan had been ill for several years and died on 1 May 2008 aged 76.

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Born
Apr 15, 1932
Hoxton
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Nationality
  • England
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Died
May 1, 2008
London

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on July 23, 2013

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