Benny Hill

Reference Number
RF638904863
Gender
Male
Artists Name
Benny Hill
Real Name
Alfred Hawthorn Hill
Activity of Fame
  • Actor
  • Entertainers
  • Singer
Birth Dates
Star Sign
Aquarius (Jan 21st – Feb 19th)
Country of Birth
United Kingdom
State of Birth
England
City of Birth
Southampton
Death Dates
Date of Death
Apr 20, 1992
Cause of Death
Disease
Country of Death
United Kingdom
State of Death
England
City of Death
Teddington
Location
Country of Funeral
United Kingdom
State of Funeral
England
City of Funeral
Southampton
Description
Alfred Hawthorne "Benny" Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992) was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his long-running internationally popular television programme The Benny Hill Show, an amalgam of slapstick, burlesque and double entendres in a format that included live comedy and filmed segments, with him at the focus of almost every segment.



A prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades, his show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy. Among the most watched programmes in the UK, the audience peaked at over 21 million in 1971.[2] The show generated impressive revenues for Thames TV, and remains a cult series in much of the world long after Hill's death.



He died at the age of 68 on 20 April 1992

Hill was buried at Hollybrook Cemetery near his birthplace in Southampton on 26 April 1992. In October 1992, following rumours that he was buried with large amounts of gold jewellery, an attempt was made by thieves to exhume his body. Then the grave was sealed with a concrete slab.



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