Person    | Male  Born 14/3/1914  Died 12/7/1999

Bill Owen, MBE

Actor, songwriter. Born London. Wrote that Cliff Richard hit 'Marianne'. Played Compo in 'Last of the Summer Wine'. Died Westminster.

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Bill Owen, MBE

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BBC Television Centre - Bill Owen

Bill Owen MBE, 1914 - 1999. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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