Diminutive (5ft 2ins) British comedian with music-hall and concert hall experience
Born in Liverpool, Arthur Askey gained fame as ‘Big-Hearted Arthur’ in the 1930s radio series, Banned Waggon, the first weekly comedy series, which was the basis of his first feature film. His catchphrases included ‘ Hello playmates’ and ‘Before your very eyes’
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