Wyn Calvin

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Wyn Calvin
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Calvin at the Grand Order of Water Rats in 2014
Joseph Wyndham Calvin-Thomas

(1925-08-28)28 August 1925
Died25 January 2022(2022-01-25) (aged 96)
OccupationComedian, entertainer, actor, broadcaster

Wyn Calvin MBE OStJ (born Joseph Wyndham Calvin-Thomas; 28 August 1925 – 25 January 2022) was a Welsh comedian, actor, radio personality, television host, lecturer, philanthropist and newspaper columnist.[1]

As a comedy performer, he appeared in variety theatres around the country including summer shows (seven in Llandudno and four in Blackpool. He was known as "Blackpool's favourite Welsh comedian.[2] He was well known for pantomime.[3]

Calvin died on 25 January 2022, at the age of 96.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. The incredibly colourful life of the Welshman celebrating 75 years in showbiz - Wales Online
  2. "Past King Rat". GOWR. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  3. "My Christmas: confessions of a pantomime dame". BBC. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. Paul Evans, "A life dedicated to show-business: Narberth born entertainer Wyn Calvin passes away", Pembroke Observer, 25 January 2022 Archived 25 January 2022 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 25 January 2022
  5. "One of Wales’ greatest entertainers Wyn Calvin has died", Nation.Cymru, 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022