Sunday, July 13, 2008

Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd was an English actor and comedian who began his career in the 1930s. I remember him from his appearances in several of the "Carry On..." movies of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the "Up..." series ("Up Pompeii", "Up the Front", etc.). Some of those latter movies were only shown once or twice in the 1980s on a local NYC PBS station that featured tv shows and movies from England a couple of nights a week.

In 1982, I wrote to Mr. Howerd at his residence in England and requested a photo. He replied within one month, sending this postcard-size photo.

Here he is telling a joke on a BBC talk show in 1971.

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