Spike Milligan

  • Born: (Ahmednagar, British India)
  • Died: (Rye, East Sussex, England)

Terence Alan "Spike" Milligan, KBE was a British comedian, writer and actor.

Milligan was the co-creator, main writer and a principal cast member of The Goon Show, performing a range of roles including the popular Eccles and Minnie Bannister characters. Milligan wrote and edited many books, including Puckoon and his seven-volume Spike Milligan's War Memoirs that are an autobiographical account of his time serving during the Second World War, beginning with Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall. He is also noted as a popular writer of comical verse; much of his poetry was written for children, including Silly Verse for Kids (1959).

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