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Eddie Braben, the British Comedy Writer and Performer Died at 82

May 22, 2013 15:40 IST

Eddie Braben, the British comedy writer as well as performer, renowned for Morecambe and Wise died on 21 May 2013. He was 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren.

About Eddie Braben

• Eddie Braben was born on 31 October 1930.
• He became the full-time comedy writer in 1950s.
• His most popular comedy write up was Morecambe and Wise, which was written in 1969.
• Sir Bruce Forsyth, the English TV entertainer and host gave him the title of third man of the comedy.
• His first joke was sold for two shillings and six pence to Charlie Chester.
• He starred in radio comedies in 1970s. His first radio comedies included The Show with Ten Legs.
• In 2001, he wrote The Play What I Wrote in collaboration with Hamish McColl and Sean Foley. This play won the Olivier award as well.
• In 1972, he won the special Bafta award for contribution to TV.

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