Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Norman Wisdom 1915-2010

In the last couple of weeks, we have lost Tony Curtis, Arthur Penn, Sally Menke, and Gloria Stuart to the great cinema in the sky. And now comes news of the death of legendary comic talent Sir Norman Wisdom at the age of 95. If you've never seen one of Wisdom's films you might not understand why Charlie Chaplin called him his favourite comedian. Wisdom could do pratfalls with the best of them but his skill was always to pull at our hearts while making us laugh. I met him once, very briefly, at a book signing in the mid-90s. He seemed like a very nice man. We may not see his like again.   

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