Bill Kerr

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Bill Kerr
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William Henry Kerr

(1922-06-10)10 June 1922
Died28 August 2014(2014-08-28) (aged 92)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1933–1934; 1951–2011
Spouse(s)Virgina (m. 1955-?; divorced)
Sandra Kerr (m. 1983-2014; his death)

William Henry "Bill" Kerr (10 June 1922 – 28 August 2014) was an Australian stage, television and movie actor and comedian. He first worked as a child actor for a short time during the early 1930s. He later returned to acting in the 1950s. He found great success while in Britain. He appeared on radio in BBC's Hancock's Half Hour between 1951 and 1958. He became known as "the boy from Wagga Wagga". He used his famous catchphrase was "I'm only here for four minutes..." while in the UK. He also appeared in television series such as Doctor Who and The Young Doctors. He played uncle Jack in the 1981 movie Gallipoli. He was nominated for many AACTA Awards.

Kerr was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Australian parents.[1] He moved with his family to Australia and grew up in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He served in the army during World War II. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1947. He was first married to Virginia from 1955 until their divorce. They had two children. He got married a second time to Sandra in 1983. They remained married until Kerr's death. They also had two children.

Kerr died on 28 August 2014[2] at his home in Perth, Western Australia. He was 92.[3][4]

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  2. "Bill Kerr - obituary". 29 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. "Bill Kerr, Australian actor and radio star, dies aged 92". BBC. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  4. "Actor Bill Kerr dies at home in Perth, aged 92". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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