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Ronnie Corbett

  • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Birthday: December 04
Date of passing: 
March 31, 2016

Ronnie Corbett was a Scottish actor best known for his role on the long-running British series The Two Ronnies, which he starred in with his long-term collaborator Ronnie Barker. Corbett rose to fame in the 1970s and became one of the most beloved television personalities in the U.K. The series ran from 1971 to 1987 and consisted of sketches and musical comedy routines.

Corbett also had roles on several U.K. television productions that also aired in the U.S., including the programs Rheingold Theatre, The Vise, The Saint, Love Soup and Ricky Gervais’s Extras.

Additionally, he had roles in the films Man with a Million, starring Gregory Peck; Casino Royale, with David Niven and Peter Sellers; and Fierce Creatures, with John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin.

The comedian and entertainer got his start in the 1960s on David Frost's satirical show The Frost Report, where he also started working with Barker. The two would go on to great success with their own series, which at its peak drew more than 20 million viewers in Britain alone.

Ronnie Corbett was a Scottish actor best known for his role on the long-running British series The Two Ronnies, which he starred in with his long-term collaborator Ronnie Barker. Corbett rose to fame in the 1970s and became one of the most beloved television personalities in the U.K. The series ran from 1971 to 1987 and consisted of sketches and musical comedy routines.

Corbett also had roles on several U.K. television productions that also aired in the U.S., including the programs Rheingold Theatre, The Vise, The Saint, Love Soup and Ricky Gervais’s Extras.

Additionally, he had roles in the films Man with a Million, starring Gregory Peck; Casino Royale, with David Niven and Peter Sellers; and Fierce Creatures, with John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin.

The comedian and entertainer got his start in the 1960s on David Frost's satirical show The Frost Report, where he also started working with Barker. The two would go on to great success with their own series, which at its peak drew more than 20 million viewers in Britain alone.

Corbett was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and later appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012 for his services to entertainment and charity.

Corbett died March 31, 2016, in Shirley, London, England. He was 85.

 

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