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Michael Bentine

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Michael Bentine

Person  Male  Born 26/1/1922  Died 26/11/1996

Categories: Humour, TV & Radio

Countries: Peru

Comedian. Born as Michael James Bentin in Watford, Hertfordshire. He was a co-founder of the Goon Show, but left after the first series to pursue a solo career. His best remembered television programmes include 'The Bumblies', 'It's a Square World' and 'Potty Time'. He held dual British/Peruvian nationality and was awarded the Peruvian Order of the Merit in 1971 for his fund-raising work after the 1970 earthquake in Peru. He died at Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey.

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BBC Television Centre - Michael Bentine

Michael Bentine CBE, 1922 - 1996. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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