Norman Wisdom (1915 -- 2010)
Norman Wisdom was born in February 1915 in Marylebone, London. After an impoverished childhood he joined the army and it was there, during the Second World War period, that he discovered stability, companionship and a passion for performance.
Aged 90, in deteriorating health, Norman Wisdom retired from acting to spend more time with his son, daughter and grandchildren. He died on 4 October 2010 on the Isle of Man, where he'd spent most of his time in retirement.