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Spike Milligan

Person  Male  Born 16/4/1918  Died 27/2/2002

Categories: Cinema, Humour, TV & Radio

Countries: India

Goon. Born as Terence Alan Milligan near Bombay, India, his father being an Irish soldier who met his wife, Florence Winifred Kettleband, in India. Both parents were amateur, would-be professional, entertainers. The picture source website gives a good summary of this very funny man's career. Died at home in Sussex. Buried at Winchelsea, his headstone, at his behest, is inscribed: 'I told them I was ill', in Gaelic.

First President of the Finchley Society. At the statue unveiling the Chair of that Society was quoted: "He didn't just say 'use my name'. He actually came to committee meetings, and he took it very seriously. He wasn't a Goon all of the time."

He also, twice, got the Elfin Oak restored.

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Last Goon Show

The Camden Palace was home to the Goon Show through the 1950s.

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Spike Milligan - home

From 1955 - 1974 Spike Milligan, comedian & author, lived at 127 Holden R...

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Spike Milligan statue

{On the back of the bench:} Spike Milligan, 1918 - 2002 {On Spike's left thi...

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Spike Milligan - W2

The plaque was unveiled by Eric Sykes.

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Spike's statue - Goons

This little group shows Secombe, Milligan and Sellers, holding "Goons" script...

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