Monday, October 04, 2010

Sir Norman Wisdom... RIP

Comic actor Sir Norman Wisdom has died aged 95.

The London-born comedian was known for his slapstick film roles in the 1950s and 1960s, famously for the character Norman Pitkin whose haplessness often frustrated boss Mr Grimsdale.

Wisdom was a cult icon in Albania, where he was the only Western actor whose films were allowed in the country during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha.

Sir Norman had suffered a series of strokes causing a decline in his health over the past six months.

His family said he passed away at Abbotswood nursing home on the Isle of Man on Monday.

They said he had maintained a degree of independence but his condition declined rapidly over the past few days.

Sir Norman was renowned for a string of comic roles and Charlie Chaplin described him as his favourite clown.

1 comment:

  1. A sad day indeed, I've been watching his work since I was a kid, talented bloke and a fantastic comic.


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