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Also Known As: Douglas Robinson Died: December 27, 1992
Born: Cause of Death: complications from bowel infection
Birth Place: England, GB Profession: actor, vaudevillian, writer, comedian

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Veteran performer of the English stage, screen and radio, best known for portraying Cardew the Cad, an overgrown schoolboy character he created in the 1940s. This character became so popular that he was featured in a comic strip and resurfaced in the 1956 film "Fun at St. Fanny's". Robinson also worked on the London stage, most notably as King Pellinore in "Camelot" in the 1960s. During this period, he also pursued a career as a comedy writer, producing comic material for Peter Sellers and Dick Emery. Robinson also created the long-running radio show, "You've Got to Be Joking", and performed character roles in features including Roy Boulting's "Happy Is the Bride" (1958), "Where's Jack" (1969), Roman Polanski's "Pirates" (1986) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989).

Veteran performer of the English stage, screen and radio, best known for portraying Cardew the Cad, an overgrown schoolboy character he created in the 1940s. This character became so popular that he was featured in a comic strip and resurfaced in the 1956 film "Fun at St. Fanny's". Robinson also worked on the London stage, most notably as King Pellinore in "Camelot" in the 1960s. During this period, he also pursued a career as a comedy writer, producing comic material for Peter Sellers and Dick Emery. Robinson also created the long-running radio show, "You've Got to Be Joking", and performed character roles in features including Roy Boulting's "Happy Is the Bride" (1958), "Where's Jack" (1969), Roman Polanski's "Pirates" (1986) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Shirley Valentine (1989) Londoner
3.
 Pirates (1986) Lawyer
4.
 What's Up Nurse (1977) Ticket Inspector
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 Where's Jack? (1969) Lord Mayor
7.
 Smashing Time (1967) Custard-pie vicar
8.
 Three Bites of the Apple (1967) Bernhard Hagstrom
9.
 Time Lost and Time Remembered (1966) Gravedigger
10.
 Father Came Too (1966) Fire officer
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Created the popular character Cardew the Cad, an overgrown schoolboy in the 1940s
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Appeared as Cardew the Cad on radio and in vaudeville
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Changed his first name from Douglas to Cardew
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Played King Pelinore in the London run of "Camelot" in the 1960s
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Wrote comic material for Peter Sellers and Dick Emery
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Created the long-running radio show "You've Got to Be Joking"
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wife:
Ellen Kay. Former dancer. Survived him.

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