|Birth name||Edward Hugh McGinnis|
|Born||25 June 1941|
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
|Died||2 April 2020 (aged 78)|
Bristol, England, U.K.
|Years active||1971–2006; 2010; 2018|
|Notable works and roles||Little and Large|
Eddie Large (25 June 1941 – 2 April 2020) was the stage name of Edward Hugh McGinnis, a British comedian. He was best known as a part of the double act Little and Large, with Syd Little. They starred in the very popular British comedy series The Little and Large Show.
Early life[change | change source]
Large was born Edward Hugh McGinnis in Glasgow in 1941. His father Teddy served as a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy during World War II and after he returned from the war the family moved to a tenement in Oatlands. When he was nine years old the family moved again to Manchester, where he attended Claremont Road Primary School and a grammar school.
Personal life[change | change source]
After being in hospital in March 2002 with kidney trouble, he underwent a heart transplant at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge in 2003. He recovered fully. Large was hospitalised for weeks in late 2013 after tripping over a road sign near his Portishead, Somerset home.
References[change | change source]
- Eddie Large and Stafford Hildred (1 July 2005). Larger Than Life: My Autobiography. John Blake. ISBN 1844541282.
- Wythenshawe Famous locals Little and Large Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 11 February 2016
- Who's Who on Television. ITV Books, 1982
- "Comedian Eddie Large in hospital after road sign fall". BBC News. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- Eddie Large dies aged 78