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Arthur Askey

Arthur AskeyAKA Arthur Bowden Askey

Born: 6-Jun-1900
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 16-Nov-1982
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Horn-rimmed British comic

Military service: British Army (WWI)

Comedy partner with Richard Murdoch, for decades a household name in Britain. Starting as a standup comic, he was star of the early radio sitcom, Bandwagon. Askey is the originator of some ubiquitous catch phrases, including "Ay-Thang-Yew" (later used with effect by Mike Myers in Austin Powers), "Before Your Very Eyes!", "Hello, Playmates!", "Move along the bus please", and "Doesn't it make you want to spit?" Towards the end of his life both legs were amputated due to circulation problems.

Wife: Elizabeth May Swash (m. 1925, d. 1974)
Daughter: Anthea Shirley Askey (b. 2-Mar-1933, d. 28-Feb-1999 cancer)

    High School: Liverpool Institute

    Commander of the British Empire
    Risk Factors: Amputee

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    I Thank You (20-Oct-1941) · Arthur
    The Ghost Train (3-May-1941)
    Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (31-Aug-1940)
    Band Waggon (23-Mar-1940)

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