Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom,  OBE  (4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010) was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. These films initially made more money than the James Bond film series,  and secured Wisdom a celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were permitted by Enver Hoxha – Wisdom was the only Western actor to enjoy this privilege.  Charlie Chaplin famously referred to Wisdom as his "favourite clown".  Wisdom later forged a career on Broadway and as a television actor, winning critical acclaim for his dramatic role of a dying cancer patient in the television play Going Gently in 1981. It was broadcast on 5 June that year. He toured Australia and South Africa.  After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a hospice was named in his honour.  In 1995 he was given the Freedom of the City of London and of Tirana.  The same year he received an OBE.  Wisdom was knighted in 2000 and spent much of his later life on the Isle of Man. Some of his later appearances included roles in Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street,  and he retired from acting at the age of 90 after his health declined. Description above from the Wikipedia article Norman Wisdom,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Marylebone, London, England
    Birthday
    2/4/1915
The Bulldog Breed
The Bulldog Breed
5.9
What's Good for the Goose
What's Good for the Goose
6
The Square Peg
The Square Peg
6.4
A Stitch in Time
A Stitch in Time
7.6
Follow a Star
Follow a Star
6.3
Just My Luck
Just My Luck
6.4
Man of the Moment
Man of the Moment
6.7
On the Beat
On the Beat
7.7
One Good Turn
One Good Turn
6.3
Press for Time
Press for Time
5.8
The Early Bird
The Early Bird
7.6
Trouble in Store
Trouble in Store
6
Up in the World
Up in the World
6.5
The Girl on the Boat
The Girl on the Boat
5.6
Double X: The Name of the Game
Double X: The Name of the Game
5
There Was a Crooked Man
There Was a Crooked Man
6
Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion
0
Norman Wisdom: Trouble On Tour
Norman Wisdom: Trouble On Tour
0
Norman Wisdom: His Story
Norman Wisdom: His Story
6.5
Going Gently
Going Gently
5
The Unforgettable Norman Wisdom
0
The Legend of Harrow Woods
The Legend of Harrow Woods
1.3
The Night They Raided Minsky's
The Night They Raided Minsky's
5.6
To See Such Fun
To See Such Fun
0
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth
0
Where on Earth Is Katy Manning?
Where on Earth Is Katy Manning?
0
Date With a Dream
Date With a Dream
0
As Long as They're Happy
As Long as They're Happy
8
That Swinging City
That Swinging City
6.1
The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio
6
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