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English comedian and character actor

Terry-Thomas is ...

Dead
Born 10 Jul 1911 in Finchley
Died 8 Jan 1990 in Surrey
Age78 years, 5 months
CauseParkinson's disease
Correction?
Terry-Thomas
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Promotional still of Terry-Thomas for Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

About Terry-Thomas

Terry-Thomas (born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens; 10 July 1911 – 8 January 1990) was an English comedian and character actor who became known to a worldwide audience through his many films during the 1950s and 1960s. He often portrayed disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, toffs and bounders, using his distinctive voice; his costume and props tended to include a monocle, waistcoat and cigarette holder. His striking dress sense was set off by a 1⁄3-inch (8.5 mm) gap between his two upper front teeth. Born in London, Terry-Thomas made his film debut, uncredited, in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). He spent several years appearing in smaller roles, before wartime service with Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) and Stars in Battledress. The experience helped sharpen his cabaret and revue act, increased his public profile and proved instrumental in the development of his successful comic stage routine. Upon his demobilisation, he starred in Piccadilly Hayride on the London stage and was the star of the first comedy series on British television, How Do You View? (1949). He appeared on various BBC Radio shows, and made a successful transition into British films. His most creative period was the 1950s when he appeared in Private's Progress (1956), The Green Man (1956), Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957), I'm All Right Jack (1959) and Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959). From the early 1960s Terry-Thomas began appearing in American films, coarsening his already unsubtle screen character in films such as Bachelor Flat, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and How to Murder Your Wife. From the mid-1960s he frequently starred in European films, in roles such as Sir Reginald in the successful French film La Grande Vadrouille. In 1971 Terry-Thomas was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which slowly brought his career to a conclusion: his last film role was in 1980. He spent much of his fortune on medical treatment and, shortly before his death, was living in poverty, existing on charity from the Actors' Benevolent Fund. A charity gala was held in his honour, which raised sufficient funds for him to live his remaining time in a nursing home.

Films

Terry-Thomas has worked on the following films:

Monte Carlo or Bust
1969 film by Ken Annakin
1969
The Vault of Horror
1973 film by Roy Ward Baker
1973
School for Scoundrels
1960 film by Robert Hamer
1960
Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo
1966 film by Arduino Maiuri, Henry Levin
1966
Tom Thumb
1958 film by George Pal
1958
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
1962 film by George Pal, Henry Levin
1962
Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon
1967 film by Don Sharp
1967
Blue Murder at St Trinian's
1957 film by Frank Launder
1957
Dr. Phibes Rises Again
1972 film by Robert Fuest
1972
How to Murder Your Wife
1965 film by Richard Quine
1965
I'm All Right Jack
1959 film by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
1959
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1968 film by Hy Averback
1968
The Mouse on the Moon
1963 film by Richard Lester
1963
Munster, Go Home!
1966 American film
1966
The Thirteen Chairs
1969 Italian-French comedy film by Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani
1969
La Grande Vadrouille
1966 French comedy film
1966
Make Mine Mink
1960 film by Robert Asher
1960
Private's Progress
1956 British comedy film
1956
The Hound of the Baskervilles
1978 film by Paul Morrissey
1978
The Last Remake of Beau Geste
1977 film by Marty Feldman
1977
Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
1959
How Sweet It Is!
1968 film by Jerry Paris
1968
Lucky Jim
1957 film by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
1957
Too Many Crooks
1959 film by Mario Zampi
1959
The Naked Truth
1957 film by Mario Zampi
1957
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
1968 film by Jerry Paris
1968
Brothers in Law
1957 film by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
1957
Bachelor Flat
1962 film by Frank Tashlin
1962
Our Man in Marrakesh
1966
Strange Bedfellows
1965 American comedy film
1965
A Date with a Dream
1948
Atlantic Wall
1970 film by Marcel Camus
1970
The Green Man
1956 film by Robert Day, Basil Dearden
1956
How to Kill 400 Duponts
1967 film by Stefano Vanzina
1967
A Matter of WHO
1961 film by Don Chaffey
1961
Operation Snatch
1962 film by Robert Day
1962
Seven Times Seven
1968 film by Michele Lupo
1968
Spanish Fly
1975 British-Spanish comedy film
1975
His and Hers
1960 film by Brian Desmond Hurst
1960
Kill or Cure
1962 film by George Pollock
1962
Arabella
1967 film by Mauro Bolognini
1967
The Wild Affair
1963 film by John Krish
1963
The Heroes
1973 film by Duccio Tessari
1973
Arthur! Arthur!
1969
2000 Years Later
1969
It's Your Move
1968
Melody Club
1949 film by Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman
1949
Top Crack
film
1967