Spike Milligan

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Spike Milligan
Born 16 April 1918(1918-04-16)
Ahmednagar, British India
Died 27 February 2002(2002-02-27) (aged 83)
Rye, East Sussex, England
Nationality Irish [1]
Influences Groucho Marx
W.C. Fields
Walt Disney
Jacques Tati
Spike Jones
Influenced Monty Python, Kenny Everett,
Spouse June Marlow
(m. 1952-1960, divorced)
Patricia Ridgeway
(m. 1962-1978, her death)
Shelagh Sinclair
(m. 1983-2002, his death)

Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan, KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Anglo-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet and playwright. He was famous for The Goon Show amongst other things. He died of kidney failure.[2] On his grave, written in Irish is: "I told you I was ill".

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  1. "Obituary: Spike Milligan". The Guardian. 2002-02-28. http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,3604,659215,00.html. Retrieved 2008-06-27. "... his father's Irish background meant that he was denied automatic British citizenship ..."
  2. Spike Milligan's children await details of legacy

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