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Benny Hill (I) (1924–1992)


He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Benny Hill Show
(1969-1989)
The Benny Hill Show
(1955-1968)
Benny Hill: Unseen
(1991)
The Benny Hill Show
(1967)

Filmography

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  Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (performer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West") / (writer: "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (1995) ... (writer: "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)")
 1991 Benny Hill: Unseen (TV Movie) (performer: "New York Rap") / (writer: "New York Rap")
  The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 50 episodes, 1969 - 1988) (performer - 49 episodes, 1969 - 1988) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1971)
- Episode #18.2 (1988) ... (performer: "Star Names", "The Best of Times") / (writer: "Star Names")
- The Halitosis Kid (1988) ... (performer: "It's a Hard Life") / (writer: "It's a Hard Life")
- The Herd (1986) ... (performer: "I'll Never Know", "Those Days", "In the Papers") / (writer: "I'll Never Know", "Those Days", "In the Papers")
- Episode #17.1 (1986) ... (performer: "A Girl in Every Port", "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)") / (writer: "A Girl in Every Port")
- Carmen (1985) ... (performer: "Costa Coco") / (writer: "Costa Coco")
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill (performer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited)
 1960 Skywatch (performer: "Touch It Light")
 1956 Who Done It? (performer: "Who Done It?" - uncredited)
Show Show Writer (17 credits)
Show Show Actor (15 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)

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Other Works:

Recorded several hit singles in the 1960s, including "Gather in the Mushrooms" and "Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West." See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Gunner Benny Hill in opening credits

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

Do unto others, then run. See more »

Trivia:

After one of their stars died in 1966 (Arthur Haynes), ATV, a rival company to the BBC, tried to re-snatch Benny, but the liaison was short lived when he discovered he would be required to do other things (rather than just his comedy show), such as presenting other programmes. ATV contracts were reputedly just word of mouth and a handshake so it was easy for him to return to the BBC. See more »

Trademark:

Parody of British Army salute. See more »

Nickname:

King Leer

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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