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Tommy Cooper (Thomas Frederick Cooper)

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Biography

Caerphilly, Wales, UK
After leaving the army Tommy Cooper took up show business in 1947 and so started his long career of comedy derived around visual humour, magic tricks that didn't work and his trademark red fez, a prop that started from his days in the army. The BBC described him as an "Unattractive young man with an extremely unfortunate appearance" in an audition for new talent.

While making a series of 28 shows for ITV over a period of eight years, he suffered his first heart attack which forced him to give up his love for cigars. Read more...

Actor

Character: Horace Hawkins

And the Same to You 1960

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The Plank 1967

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Behind the Laughter 2003

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The Real Tommy Cooper 2001

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Parkinson 1971

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