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Eric Morecambe

John Eric Bartholomew OBE (14 May 1926 – 28 May 1984), known by his stage name Eric Morecambe, was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the award-winning double act Morecambe and Wise. The partnership lasted from 1941 until Morecambe's death of a heart attack in 1984. Eric took his stage name from his home town, the seaside resort of Morecambe. He is best remembered for the television series The Morecambe & Wise Show, which for some of its Christmas episodes gained UK viewing figures of over twenty-eight million people.[1] The duo's reputation enabled them to have a number of prestigious guests on the show, including Angela Rippon, Princess Anne, Cliff Richard, Laurence Olivier, John Mills, the Dad's Army cast, Glenda Jackson, Tom Jones, Elton John, The Beatles and even former Prime Minister Harold Wilson.​

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May 14, 1926 In Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Eric & Ernie's Home Movies 2017-12-29
Known For
Poster of Eric and Ernie Live!
Poster of Piccadilly Palace
Poster of That Riviera Touch
Poster of Running Wild
Movie Eric & Ernie's Home Movies Himself (Archive Footage) 2017-12-29
Movie Night Train to Murder Eric 1984-01-01
Movie The Passionate Pilgrim The Pilgrim 1984-01-01
Series Russell Harty Unknown 1980-10-28
Series The Sweeney Unknown 1975-01-02
Movie Cuckoo: A Celebration of Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy Himself - Narrator (voice) 1974-12-21
Movie Eric and Ernie Live! 1973-01-01
Movie Simon Simon Roof Tiler 1970-06-01
Movie One Pair of Eyes - No, But Seriously 1969-06-07
Movie The Magnificent Two Eric/Fernando Torres 1967-07-05
Series Piccadilly Palace 1967-05-20
Movie That Riviera Touch Eric Simpson 1966-03-29
Movie The Intelligence Men Eric Morecambe 1965-04-13
Series Running Wild Host/Presenter 1954-04-21
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20