Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom

  • Born on
    • February 4th, 1915
  • Died on
    • October 4th, 2010
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom,  OBE  (4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010) was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. These films initially made more money than the James Bond film series,  and secured Wisdom a celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were permitted by Enver Hoxha – Wisdom was the only Western actor to enjoy this privilege.  Charlie Chaplin famously referred to Wisdom as his "favourite clown".  Wisdom later forged a career on Broadway and as a television actor, winning critical acclaim for his dramatic role of a dying cancer patient in the television play Going Gently in 1981. It was broadcast on 5 June that year. He toured Australia and South Africa.  After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a hospice was named in his honour.  In 1995 he was given the Freedom of the City of London and of Tirana.  The same year he received an OBE.  Wisdom was knighted in 2000 and spent much of his later life on the Isle of Man. Some of his later appearances included roles in Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street,  and he retired from acting at the age of 90 after his health declined. Description above from the Wikipedia article Norman Wisdom,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Norman Wisdom on Plex


Acting (14 Credits)

2012The Legend of Harrow Woods
1968The Night They Raided Minsky's as Chick Williams
1966Press for Time as Norman Sheilds
1965The Early Bird as Norman Pitkin
1963A Stitch in Time as Norman Pitkin
1962On the Beat as Norman Pitkin
1960The Bulldog Breed as Norman
1959Follow a Star as Norman Truscott
1958The Square Peg as Norman Pitkin / General Schreiber
1957Just My Luck as Norman Hackett
1956Up in the World as Norman
1955One Good Turn as Norman
1955Man of the Moment as Norman
1953Trouble in Store as Norman

Writer (1 Credits)


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