Eric Morecambe est un Acteur et Scénariste Britannique né le 14 mai 1926 à Morecambe (Royaume-uni)
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Nom de naissance John Eric BartholomewNationalité Royaume-uniNaissance 14 mai 1926
à Morecambe (Royaume-uni
)Mort 28 mai 1984
(à 58 ans)Récompenses
Officier de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique
John Eric Bartholomew, OBE (14 May 1926 – 28 May 1984), known by his stage name Eric Morecambe, was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the award-winning double act Morecambe and Wise. The partnership lasted from 1941 until Morecambe's death in 1984. Morecambe took his stage name from his home town, the seaside resort of Morecambe.
He was the co-star of the television series The Morecambe & Wise Show, which for one their Christmas episode gained UK viewing figures of over twenty-seven million people. In 2002 he was named one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a BBC poll.
Eric Morecambe married Joan Bartlett on 11 December 1952. They had three children: Gail (born 14 September 1953); Gary (born 21 April 1956) and Steven (born 1970 and adopted in 1974). In his leisure time, Eric was a keen birdwatcher, and the statue of him at Morecambe shows him wearing his binoculars. The RSPB named a hide after him at the nearby Leighton Moss nature reserve (refurbished in 2012) in recognition of his support. Morecambe was the nephew of, and named after, the rugby league footballer John "Jack" Bartholomew.
Morecambe was sympathetic to the Conservative Party and sent a message of support (along with various celebrities) to Margaret Thatcher after she won the 1979 General Election, wishing her luck during the 1979 European Campaign. His message ended, "God bless you, Maggie, and good luck in the European Campaign and it is your round next."
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