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DALE, Jim

daleThe man who made Carry On swing! Sort of. Britain’s youngest professional stand-up, a hit parade star bridging the gap between Elvis and Roy Castle with the likes of Don’t Let Go and Piccadilly Line, Six-Five Special host and, finally, actor. Whether in the Carry Ons or their unofficial associates (Raising the Wind, The Big Job) Dale turned in a shabby haired, likeable oaf routine that’s since become the blueprint for every male British TV presenter under 35. Don’t forget his game-for-anything roles in Disney fluff like the Spaceman and King Arthur and Pete’s Dragon either, and of course, Jim was Spike Milligan.

FINEST HOUR: Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World. No reason needed, surely!

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  1. Paul

    October 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    (psst – don’t let the Americans know any of this: It’s a secret)

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