Ken Dodd

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Sir Ken Dodd
Ken dodd december 2007.jpg
Ken Dodd in 2007
Birth nameKenneth Arthur Dodd
Born(1927-11-08)8 November 1927
Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died11 March 2018(2018-03-11) (aged 90)
Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
MediumStand-up, television
NationalityBritish
Years active1954-2018
GenresOne-liners
InfluencesArthur Askey
Ted Ray
Robb Wilton
Tommy Handley
Max Miller
InfluencedJoe Pasquale
Harry Hill
Peter Kay
Jason Byrne
WebsiteKen Dodd - Official Website

Sir Kenneth Arthur "Ken" Dodd, OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor. He was known by his trademark of frizzy hair and his teeth, his red, white and blue "tickling stick" and his upbeat greeting of "How tickled I am!",[1] as well as his send-off "Lots and lots of happiness!".

Dodd married his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones, on 9 March 2018 at their home in Knotty Ash just two days before his death.

Dodd died on 11 March 2018 at his Knotty Ash home in Liverpool of complications from bronchitis at the age of 90.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The men who tickled me..." Chortle.co.uk. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2008.
  2. Comedian Sir Ken Dodd has died

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