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Terry Thomas ACTOR




TERRY THOMAS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Terry Thomas was born on July 14th, 1911 in Finchley, London in England with the birth name Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens, born to Ellen Elizabeth and Earnest Frederick Stevens.

Upon graduating from high school, Thomas went on to earn a degree from Ardingly College and then supported himself by working as a clerk with Union Cold Storage Company. 

Thomas then began to develop an interest in acting and started performing in cabaret before breaking into the film industry working as an extra.  After World War II he focused more of his attention on entertainment and found work in radio and television.

Some of his more well known roles were on the television series, "How Do You View?", "Strictly T-T", "Friday Night with Terry-Thomas", "Armchair Theatre", "Burke's Law", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum and Leo G. Carroll and "The Red Skelton Hour".

Along with television work he made quite a name for himself in the film industry appearing on such features as a small part in the H. G. Wells science fiction, "Things to Come" (1936) starring alongside Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle and Margaretta Scott, then years later
"I'm All Right Jack" (1959) starring Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price and Margaret Rutherford, "Lucky Jim" starring with Ian Carmichael, Hugh Griffith and Sharon Acker, "Brothers in Law" also starring Richard Attenborough and Ian Carmichael, (both 1957), "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963) with an ensemble cast including Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Buddy Hackett, Jim Backus, William Demarest, Jimmy Durante, Peter Falk, Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Joe E. Brown, The Three Stooges, ZaSu Pitts, Nick Stewart, Jesse White, Charles McGraw, Jerry Lewis and the list just goes on and on, "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" (1965) co-starring Sarah Miles, Stuart Whitman, Robert Morley, Danny Kaye and Red Skelton, "La Grande Vadrouille" (1966), "How Sweet It Is!" (1968) starring James Garner and Debbie Reynolds, "The Cherry Picker" (1974) starring Lulu, Bob Sherman, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Patrick Cargill, Jack Hulbert, Fiona Curzon and Marianne Stone and his final film role was in 1980 in, "Febbre a 40!".

Terry Thomas married twice throughout his lifetime, first in 1938 to Ida Patlanski and they remained together until 1962.  He then married his second wife, Belinda Cunningham in 1963 and they had two children together and remained married until he passed away at the age of seventy eight,  on January 8th, 1990 in Surrey, England after suffering from Parkinson's disease.  His remains were cremated at Guildford Crematorium.


Filmography

1980         Febbre a 40!
1978         The Hound of the Baskervilles
1978         Kingdom of Gifts
1978         La isla de las cabezas
1977         The Last Remake of Beau Geste
1976         The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones
1976         Spanish Fly
1975         Side by Side
1974         The Cherry Picker
1974         Chi ha rubato il tesoro dello scia?
1973         Robin Hood
1973         The Vault of Horror
1973         I Love a Mystery 
1973         Gli eroi
1972         Film Night
1972         Dr. Phibes Rises Again
1972         The Special London Bridge Special
1972         Colpo grosso, grossissimo... anzi probabile
1971         The Persuaders!
1971         The Abominable Dr. Phibes
1970         Atlantic Wall
1970         Howdy
1969         The Peapicker in Piccadilly
1969         Arthur! Arthur!
1969         12 + 1
1969         Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
1969         2000 Years Later
1967-1969     The Old Campaigner
1968         That's Life 
1968         How Sweet It Is!
1968         It's Your Move
1968         Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1968         Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
1967-1968     The Red Skelton Hour
1968         Danger: Diabolik
1968         Seven Times Seven
1967         Arabella
1967         How to Kill 400 Duponts
1967         The Perils of Pauline
1967         Comedy Playhouse
1967         A Guide for the Married Man
1967         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1967         Those Fantastic Flying Fools
1966         The Mysterious House of Dr. C
1966         La Grande Vadrouille
1966         Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
1966         The Daydreamer
1966         Munster, Go Home
1966         Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
1966         The Sandwich Man
1966         Top Crac
1965         You Must Be Joking!
1965         Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
1963-1965     Burke's Law
1965         Strange Bedfellows
1965         How to Murder Your Wife
1963         The Wild Affair
1963         It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1963         Terry-Thomas
1963         The Mouse on the Moon
1963         The British at Play
1962         Kill or Cure
1962         The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
1962         Operation Snatch
1962         Bachelor Flat
1961         A Matter of WHO
1961         His and Hers
1960         Make Mine Mink
1960         School for Scoundrels
1960         Armchair Theatre
1960         That's Odd
1959         I'm All Right Jack
1959         Man in a Cocked Hat
1959         Too Many Crooks
1958         tom thumb
1958         Happy Is the Bride
1957         Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
1957         A Santa for Christmas
1957         Your Past Is Showing
1957         Lucky Jim
1957         Beat Up the Town
1957         Brothers in Law
1956         The Green Man
1956         Friday Night with Terry-Thomas
1956         Strictly T-T
1956         Private's Progress
1955         Around the Town
1951         La belle Hélène
1951         Cookery Nook
1949         How Do You View?
1949         Melody Club
1948         A Date with a Dream
1948         If You Don't Save Paper
1948         Copy Book Please
1941         Quiet Wedding
1940         For Freedom
1940         Under Your Hat
1939         Flying Fifty-Five
1939         Sam Goes Shopping 
1938         Climbing High
1938         This'll Make You Whistle
1937         Rhythm Racketeer
1936         It's Love Again
1936         Cheer Up
1936         Things to Come
1936         When Knights Were Bold
1936         Crowning Glory 
1936         Rhythm in the Air
1935         The Ghost Goes West
1935         Weekend Millionaire
1933         The Private Life of Henry VIII







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