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Also Known As: Alfred Hawthorn Hill Died: April 20, 1992
Born: January 21, 1925 Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Birth Place: Hampshire, England, GB Profession: comedian, writer, stock boy, milk deliverer

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Chubby, round-faced British comedian, noted for his bawdy double entendres and outlandish comic sketches in which he either dressed in drag or was pursued by buxom women in scanty outfits. Described as "comedy of sexual regret" by novelist Anthony Burgess, Hill's cornball humor--a combination of expert mimicry and saucy music-hall sight gags--won him an international cult following during the 1970s and 80s as star of the popular syndicated Thames export, "The Benny Hill Show"; it also won him accusations of sexism which were partially responsible for the cancellation of his show in England in 1989.

Chubby, round-faced British comedian, noted for his bawdy double entendres and outlandish comic sketches in which he either dressed in drag or was pursued by buxom women in scanty outfits. Described as "comedy of sexual regret" by novelist Anthony Burgess, Hill's cornball humor--a combination of expert mimicry and saucy music-hall sight gags--won him an international cult following during the 1970s and 80s as star of the popular syndicated Thames export, "The Benny Hill Show"; it also won him accusations of sexism which were partially responsible for the cancellation of his show in England in 1989.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 The Italian Job (1969) Professor Simon Peach
3.
 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Toymaker
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Began career working in men's clubs and in variety and summer shows
1941:
Stage debut in "Stars in Battledress"
1952:
TV debut with own show on the BBC; wrote all his own material
1955:
Feature acting debut, "Who Done It?"
1964:
Appeared in teleplay, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1968:
Played the Toymaker in film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
1969:
Starred in syndicated series, "The Benny Hill Show" in the U.K.
1979:
"The Benny Hill Show" first aired in US
1989:
"The Benny Hill" show dropped by Thames Television
1992:
Had suffered a series of heart problems including a heart attack in February
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Notes

Hill received a comedy prize awarded by the city of Montreux (1984)

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brother:
Leonard Hill. Deceased; wrote "Saucy Boy", biography of brother.

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"Saucy Boy"

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