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Also Known As: Sir Norman Wisdom Died: October 4, 2010
Born: February 4, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession:

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Despite having become one of the England's most beloved movie comedians, Norman Wisdom did not initially plan on pursuing an entertainment career--in fact, it was none other than the military that sparked his interest in performance. Born and raised in London, Wisdom joined the army at an early age. While stationed abroad, Wisdom began acting in military stage productions and quickly discovered that he had both a talent and affinity for the work. Following World War II, he scored his first job in entertainment, playing the "straight man" to a magician. During this period, he developed what would become his trademark look and character: a rumpled, put-upon Everyman. He dubbed this persona Norman Pitkin and performed under its influence in several of his more popular films. Wisdom climbed to stardom in the 1950s in a series of comedies including 1953's "Trouble in Store" and 1959's "The Square Peg." In these crowd-pleasing efforts, Wisdom generally played a man struggling to cope in menial jobs overseen by incapable, arrogant, or stupid bosses. Endearingly popular throughout the course of his long, six-decade career, Wisdom worked steadily until his death at the ripe old age of 95. ...

Despite having become one of the England's most beloved movie comedians, Norman Wisdom did not initially plan on pursuing an entertainment career--in fact, it was none other than the military that sparked his interest in performance. Born and raised in London, Wisdom joined the army at an early age. While stationed abroad, Wisdom began acting in military stage productions and quickly discovered that he had both a talent and affinity for the work. Following World War II, he scored his first job in entertainment, playing the "straight man" to a magician. During this period, he developed what would become his trademark look and character: a rumpled, put-upon Everyman. He dubbed this persona Norman Pitkin and performed under its influence in several of his more popular films. Wisdom climbed to stardom in the 1950s in a series of comedies including 1953's "Trouble in Store" and 1959's "The Square Peg." In these crowd-pleasing efforts, Wisdom generally played a man struggling to cope in menial jobs overseen by incapable, arrogant, or stupid bosses. Endearingly popular throughout the course of his long, six-decade career, Wisdom worked steadily until his death at the ripe old age of 95.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Double X: The Name of the Game (1992) Arthur Clutten
2.
 What's Good for the Goose (1969) Timothy Bartlett
3.
 The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) Chick Williams
4.
 A Stitch in Time (1967) Norman Pitkin
5.
 There Was a Crooked Man (1962) Davy Cooper
6.
 Follow a Star (1961) Norman Truscott
7.
 Girl on the Boat, The (1961) Sam
8.
 The Square Peg (1958)
9.
 Just My Luck (1957)
10.
 Trouble in Store (1955) Norman
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Notes

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999

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Bychance ( 2007-12-05 )

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