Peter Sallis

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Peter Sallis

Sallis in 2008
Peter John Sallis

(1921-02-01)1 February 1921
Died2 June 2017(2017-06-02) (aged 96)
Resting placeSt John the Evangelist Churchyard
Years active1946–2010
Known forWallace and Gromit,
Last of the Summer Wine
Elaine Usher
(m. 1957; div. 1965)
ChildrenCrispian Sallis

Peter John Sallis OBE (1 February 1921 – 2 June 2017) was a English actor, known for his roles as Norman Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its 1973 inception until its final episode in 2010, making him the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes. He also voiced Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. He won an Annie Award in 2005.

Sallis was born on 1 February 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. He studied at the Minchenden Grammar School in North London. Sallis married Elaine Usher in 1957. They had a son, Crispian. Sallis has had a disease called macular degeneration since 2005.

Sallis died at the Denville Hall nursing home in Northwood, London, on 2 June 2017, aged 96.[1]

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  1. "Actor Peter Sallis dies aged 96". BBC News.

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