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Also Known As: Francis Howerd, Francis Alick Howard Died: April 19, 1992
Born: March 6, 1917 Cause of Death: Heart attack
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: actor, comic, insurance clerk

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Master of high camp, primarily remembered for his wrist-flicking, eye-rolling performance as a bawdy Roman slave in the double-entendre-crammed British TV series, "Up Pompeii". Howerd began his career in radio on a show called "Variety Band Box" and his films always remained secondary to his variety performances. His feature credits include "The Ladykillers" (1955), as a barrow-boy put upon by an old lady; "The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery" (1966); "Carry On Doctor" (1967); "Up Pompeii" (1971), a movie version of his TV show; and "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1978).

Master of high camp, primarily remembered for his wrist-flicking, eye-rolling performance as a bawdy Roman slave in the double-entendre-crammed British TV series, "Up Pompeii". Howerd began his career in radio on a show called "Variety Band Box" and his films always remained secondary to his variety performances. His feature credits include "The Ladykillers" (1955), as a barrow-boy put upon by an old lady; "The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery" (1966); "Carry On Doctor" (1967); "Up Pompeii" (1971), a movie version of his TV show; and "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1978).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Up Pompeii (1971) Lurcio
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 Carry on Up the Jungle (1970) Professor Inigo Tinkle
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 Carry on Doctor (1968) Francis Bigger
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 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1967) Alphonse Askett
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 The Fast Lady (1965)
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 The Mouse on the Moon (1963) Himself
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Milestones close milestones

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Entertained troops during WWII with his comedy while serving for the Royal Artillery
1946:
Stage acting debut, "Sheffield Empire"
1954:
Made first feature, "The Runaway Bus"

Education

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