Harry Secombe

  • Born: (St Thomas, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales)
  • Died: (Guildford, Surrey, England)

Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE was a Welsh comedian, actor and singer. Secombe was a member of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show (1951–60), playing many characters, but most notably, Neddie Seagoon. An accomplished tenor, he also appeared in musicals and films – notably as Mr Bumble in Oliver! (1968) – and, in his later years, was a presenter of television shows incorporating hymns and other devotional songs.

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