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