Ray Galton

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Ray Galton
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BornRaymond Percy Galton
(1930-07-17)17 July 1930
Paddington, London, England
Died5 October 2018(2018-10-05) (aged 88)
Paddington, London, England
Notable worksHancock's Half Hour, Hancock (1954–1961)
Comedy Playhouse (1961–63, 1974)
Steptoe and Son (1962–74)
Get Well Soon (1997).

Raymond Percy "Ray" Galton, OBE (17 July 1930 – 5 October 2018) was an English scriptwriter.

Galton was best known for the Galton and Simpson comedy writing partnership with Alan Simpson. He, along with Simpson, wrote the BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son (1962–1974), Hancock's Half Hour (1954–1961) and Comedy Playhouse (1961–1975).[1]

Galton died on 5 October 2018 at his Paddington, London home from dementia, aged 88.[2]

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  1. How we met, Alan Simpson at The Independent. Retrieved 9 May 2016
  2. "Groundbreaking sitcom writer Ray Galton dies". News.sky.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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