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Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom's biography

Norman Wisdom is 95 years old comedian born at London. He was born on Thursday 4th of February 1915. According to year of birth 1915 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 4th of February means he is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be comedian. You can know him also as screenwriter, musician, singer-songwriter, composer, singer, stage actor, film actor, film producer. He is recently known as television actor.

Norman Wisdom's dad

Norman Wisdom's father's name is Frederick Wisdom.

Norman Wisdom's mom

Norman Wisdom's mother's name is Maud Targett.

Norman Wisdom's career

His main focus is to be comedian.

How did Norman Wisdom die

He died on on Monday 4th of October 2010 when he was 95 years old at Isle of Man. Norman Wisdoms death was caused by natural causes. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Norman Wisdom's Awards

  • June 6, 2000: Awarded a Knighthood by the Queen, he deliberately tripped as he left the ceremony. The Queen was reported as being very amused by his antics! Norman Wisdom stated: "I couldn't help it, I did a little trip.".
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1995 Queen's Birthday Honours List and Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Entertainment.
  • He won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 1992 British Comedy Awards.
  • He was nominated for the 1967 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his Broadway show "Walking Happy", the show itself being nominated for Best Musical, losing to "Cabaret".
  • He won many awards including Comic of the Year four times, two Broadway awards, the Jersey Critics Award and a Silver Record for most novel records.

Norman Wisdom's quotes

  • I can never tell a joke, I've always found it easier to just fall over
  • "Mr Grimsdale!" (catch phrase when things went wrong)
  • I had a great day filming Expresso (2007), every minute was worth an hour.
  • It was absolutely thrilling to meet Laurel and Hardy, they were so nice.
  • It was smashing working with Jerry Desmonde, he was a very nice chap.
  • At my age, the radiation will probably do me good.
  • I don't know nothing about communism. But I know the Albanians loved me. Same reason as anyone else loves me. Because I made them laugh.
  • I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry.
  • Such is life and life is such and after all it isn't much. First a cradle. Then a hearse. It might have been better, but it could have been worse.
  • As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
  • I like consistency. If you've had a childhood like mine, you want some things you can rely on to stay the same.
  • But no, I've just been very lucky. But I've worked hard, and the harder you work, the luckier you seem to get.
  • I was in the band as a boy and was taught music and learned to compose.
  • My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven't got that, it's very sad.
  • I was born in London, and went to school in Scotland - I used to be dead tired when I got home at night.
  • I've got one idea I want to do for a film and you know I just enjoy myself doing bits and pieces.
  • I owe everything to the army.
  • You know I've got a chum, a smashing mate, he's got a dog with no legs, and he calls it a cigarette. It's true, yeah, because at nighttime he has to take it out for a drag.
  • All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved.
  • I used to first go on to entertain an audience. But now I go, and this is really true - I go on to have fun with a crowd of my chums.
  • I play drums, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, piano.
  • I've done seven shows at the Palladium - long running shows I'm talking about.
  • There are people who like just ordinary comedy fun, and making mistakes - which I do easily - and then there are people who like the falling over.
  • You see I'm semi-retired now and don't work all the time, only most of it!
  • I've always had a sense of humour, and I still do, so I just want to go on performing as long as I can. It's as simple as that.
  • I'm still constantly thinking of ideas. I don't feel 90. I think I'm about 12.
  • I do play drums when I'm on tour.
  • I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen.
  • My only phobia is untidiness. My hair has to be neatly kept; my shoes are always clean. Everything has to be in a straight line, in its place.
  • Well if I was going to describe my audience, it's going to take longer than you'd ever expect, hundreds of years in fact, because there's many of them, all over the world.
  • I must admit I like to muck around a bit; I always have.
  • Of course I've done musicals here in London.
  • I believe in physical comedy, because that reaches out most to people.
  • I have a folder where I keep all the articles the critics have written about me. It makes me feel good.
  • I've been making people laugh for 40 years, so I know how important it is!
  • Most of my comedies were low on budgets - certainly by American standards.
  • What I like doing most is making children laugh.
  • When you're as famous as I am, stories take on a life of their own.
  • Don't get me wrong: I'm overjoyed with my career to date. But perhaps I could have done more. Mostly, I just did whatever the directors told me to do.
  • My father used to be away for months at a time, and he'd never leave any money for food, so my brother and I had to go out and nick it.
  • In fact, one was so booked out we went from March and were to go till November, but the pantomime was booked so they transferred the show to the Prince of Wales Theatre because it was so packed out, and it ran on from there.
  • I've an idea for doing a Situation Comedy myself but its always difficult to get people to listen to you because they like to put their own ideas forward.
  • I still regard myself as a short-arse who's been lucky, although I've worked for it.

Norman Wisdom's body shape

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