Terry-Thomas (left) and Clive Morton in Lucky Jim (1957)
|Born||Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens|
14 July 1911
Finchley, London, England
|Died||8 January 1990 (aged 78)|
Godalming, Surrey, England
|Spouse(s)||Ida Patlanski (1938-62)|
Belinda Cunningham (1963-90)
Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens (14 July 1911 – 8 January 1990) was a distinctive English comic actor, known as Terry-Thomas. Clive Morton ( 16 March, 1904 - 24 September, 1975) was an English actor who made many screen appearances especially on television Lucky Jim is a comic Novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954 by Victor Gollancz. The year 1957 in film involved some significant events Events October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Godalming is a town in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England, seven kilometres (four miles south of Guildford. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Terry Thomas was a NBA player At 6'8" and 220 lbs he played as a forward. Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He was famous for his portrayal of disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, the trademark gap in his front teeth, cigarette holder, dressing gown, and such catch-phrases as "You're an absolute shower!" and "Good show!"
Born Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens in Glenfern House, Nether Street, Finchley, England, and educated at Ardingly College, Thomas worked in cabaret and as a film extra before finding success as an entertainer during World War II. A rake is defined as a man habituated to immoral conduct Rakes are frequently Stock characters in novels A cigarette holder is a slender Tube, a Fashion accessory in which a Cigarette is held for smoking. Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and Day school, founded in 1858 by Canon Nathaniel Woodard. Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring Comedy, Song, Dance, and Theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue &mdash a Restaurant An extra is a Performer in a Film, Television show, stage musical opera or ballet production who appears in a nonspeaking nonsinging or nondancing capacity World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including After the war, he worked in TV, radio and variety, but it was during the mid-1950s that he developed his famous persona, first in his television series, How Do You View?, and then in films. A persona, in the word's everyday usage is a social Role or a character played by an Actor. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic His performance as Major Hitchcock in John and Roy Boulting's Private's Progress (1956) gave birth to his catchphrase, "you're an absolute shower", and made him a favourite in British comedy films for the next decade. John and Roy Boulting were English film-makers, who became known for their popular series of satirical comedies in the 1950s and 1960s Private's Progress is a British Comedy Film of 1956, based on the novel by Alan Hackney The year 1956 in film involved some significant events Events August 4 - The last film serial Blazing the Overland A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance He reprised the role of Hitchcock in I'm All Right Jack (1959), and appeared in several of the Boultings' other films, including Lucky Jim and Brothers in Law. I'm All Right Jack is a British Comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting released in 1959 as a Sequel The year 1959 in film involved some significant events Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film Lucky Jim is a comic Novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954 by Victor Gollancz. For the musical group of this name see The Brothers-in-Law. Brothers in Law was a 1955 comedy book by Henry Cecil, himself
Although Terry-Thomas was renowned for his caddish persona, he was a gifted voice actor with a range of accents in his repertoire. It was reported that the voice actor Ivan Owen based his voice for Basil Brush on Terry-Thomas's voice. Ivan Owen ( August 19 1927 - October 17 2000) was a British Voice actor who created the vocal persona of the Puppet Basil Brush is an Anthropomorphic fox best known as a British television character aimed at children
He played a variety of exuberant, malevolent and silly characters during the 1960s, and became famous for his portrayal of the archetypal cad, bounder, and absolute rotter. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 (Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Monte Carlo or Bust; Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon). Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin Monte Carlo or Bust is a 1969 comedy film The story is based on the Monte Carlo Rally. Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon (aka Rocket to the Moon) is a 1967 British Science fiction Comedy directed In the 1970s he reprised his character from the first two of the films above along with Eric Sykes to make high quality cinema and TV advertisements for Benson and Hedges cigarettes. Eric Sykes, CBE (born 4 May 1923 is an English comedy writer and actor Benson & Hedges is a British brand of Cigarettes owned by the Gallaher Group.
In 1966, he played a notable but very different role as an RAF airman travelling through occupied France -and nicknamed "Big Moustache" by his French helpers- in the French film La Grande Vadrouille, which for over forty years remained the most successful film in the history of cinema in France. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The German occupation of France in World War II occurred during the period between May 1940 to December 1944 The cinema of France comprises the art of Film making within the nation of France or by French filmmakers abroad La Grande Vadrouille (literally The Great Stroll. Released in the USA as Don't Look Now 
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Ida Patlanski, from 1938 to 1962, and he was married to Belinda Cunningham from 1963 until his death. He had two sons.
In 1971 Thomas was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and by 1977, he had retired. Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the Central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's In 1989, writer and broadcaster Richard Hope-Hawkins, and actor Jack Douglas, organised a benefit concert for Thomas, after discovering he was living in virtual obscurity and ill health. Jack Douglas (born Jack Roberton on 26 April 1927) is an English Actor most famous for his roles in The gala, held at London's Theatre Royal, ran for five hours, Phil Collins topping the bill along with 120 artistes. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Philip David Charles Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951 Chiswick, London) is an English Singer-songwriter, Drummer Michael Caine was the gala chairman. Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA The show raised over £75,000 for Thomas and the Parkinson's Disease Society. He was a second cousin of the actor, Richard Briers, who because of Terry-Thomas's Parkinson's disease, became President of the Parkinson's Disease Society. Richard David Briers, CBE (born 14 January 1934 is an English Actor whose career has encompassed the theatre television film and radio
Terry-Thomas died in 1990 at the age of 78 in Busbridge Hall nursing home, Godalming, Surrey. Godalming is a town in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England, seven kilometres (four miles south of Guildford. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. His funeral service at its St. John the Baptist Church. He was cremated at Guildford Crematorium.
A new biography of Terry-Thomas titled 'Bounder' and written by author Graham McCann will be released in September 2008.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hoar-Stevens, Thomas Terry|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1911-07-14|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Finchley, London|
|DATE OF DEATH||1990-01-08|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Godalming, Surrey, England|