James Beck

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James Beck
Stanley James Carroll Beck

(1929-02-21)21 February 1929
Died6 August 1973(1973-08-06) (aged 44)
Roehampton, Wandsworth, London, England [2]
Years active1961–73
SpouseKay Beck (?–1973) (his death)

Stanley James Carroll Beck (21 February 1929 – 6 August 1973) was an English actor. He is best remembered for his role as Private Joe Walker, the cockney spiv in the popular BBC sitcom Dad's Army.

Beck was born on 21 February 1929 in Islington, London, England. He was married to Kay Beck until his death in 1973. Beck died on 6 August 1973 from pancreatitis in Roehampton, Wandsworth, London, England, aged 44.

References[change | change source]

  1. GRO Register of Births: MAR 1929 1b 407 ISLINGTON - Stanley J. C. Beck, mmn = Beck
  2. GRO Register of Deaths: SEP 1973 5E 1087 WANDSWORTH - Stanley James C. Beck, DoB = 21 Feb 1929

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Pertwee, Bill (2009). Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend. Anova Books. pp. 56–59. ISBN 978-1-84486-105-7.

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