Brit Comedian Spike Milligan Dies

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  1. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

    Feb 9, 1999
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    Legendary British comedian Spike Milligan, who with Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine and Harry Secombe, created The Goons, the forerunners of Monty Python, has died at his home in Sussex at the age of 83, according to British news reports.

    Spike Milligan

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    Birth name

    Terence Alan Milligan

    Date of birth (location)

    16 April 1918,

    Ahmed Nagar, India

    Mini biography

    Spike was born an `Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the ... (show more)

    Sometimes Credited As:

    Sir Spike Milligan


    Filmography as: Actor, Writer, Composer, Notable TV guest appearances


    Actor - filmography

    (2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s)

    1.Sketch Show Story, The (2001) (TV) (archive footage) .... Various characters

    ... aka Victoria Wood's Sketch Show Story (2001) (TV) (UK: complete title)

    2.Nations' Favourite Children's Poem, The (2001) (TV) .... Himself

    3.Wild About Harry: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2001) (TV) .... Himself

    4."Gormenghast" (2000) (mini) TV Series .... De-ath

    5.Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything, The (1999) (TV) .... Himself

    6.Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story, The (1999) (TV) .... Himself

    7.Royal Birthday Celebration, A (1998) (TV) .... Himself

    8.Alright on the Night's Cockup Trip (1997) (TV) (archive footage) .... Himself

    9.Spike (1996) (TV) .... Himself/Interviewee

    10."Wolves, Witches and Giants" (1995) TV Series (voice) .... Narrator

    11."Wham! Bam! Strawberry Jam!" (1995) TV Series .... Himself

    12.Big Freeze, The (1993) .... Der Schauspieler

    13.Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the Tardis (1993) (TV) .... Pakistani Dalek

    ... aka Doctor Who: More Than Thirty Years In the Tardis (1993) (TV) (UK: video title)

    14.Mr. H Is Late (1987) (TV) .... Roadsweeper

    15.Group Madness (1983) .... Himself

    16.Yellowbeard (1983) .... Flunkie

    17."There's a Lot of it About" (1982) TV Series .... Himself/Various

    18.History of the World: Part I (1981) .... Monsieur Rimbaud

    19.Life of Brian (1979) .... Spike

    ... aka Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) (UK: complete title)

    20.Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1978) .... Policeman

    21.Dot and the Kangaroo (1977) (voice) .... Mr. Platypus

    22.To See Such Fun (1977) .... Himself

    23.Last Remake of Beau Geste, The (1977) .... Crumble

    24.Barney (1976) .... Hawker

    ... aka Lost in the Wild (1976) (USA)

    25.Great McGonagall, The (1974) .... William McGonagall

    26.Man About the House (1974) .... Himself

    27.Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973) .... Dr. Harz

    28.Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973) .... Bombay

    29.Three Musketeers, The (1973) .... M. Bonancieux

    ... aka Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds, The (1973) (USA)

    ... aka Tres mosqueteros, Los (1973) (Spain)

    30.Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall (1972) .... Leo Milligan (Spike's Father)

    31.Adventures of Barry McKenzie, The (1972) .... Landlord

    32.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) .... Gryphon

    33.Cherry Picker, The (1972) .... Mr. Lal

    34.Rentadick (1972) .... Customs officer

    35."Milligan in..." (1972) TV Series

    36.Last Goon Show of All, The (1972) (TV) .... Himself/Count Moriarty/Eccles/Little Jim/Minnie Bannister

    ... aka Last Goon Show, The (1972) (TV) (UK: abbreviated title)

    37.Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, The (1971) .... Tramp (segment "Sloth")

    38."Marty Feldman Comedy Machine, The" (1971) TV Series

    39.Cucumber Castle (1970) (TV)

    40.'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town (1970) (TV) .... E.W. Mackney

    41."Q5" (1969) TV Series .... Various Characters

    ... aka "Q6" (1975) (new title)

    ... aka "Q7" (1978) (new title)

    ... aka "Q8" (1979) (new title)

    ... aka "Q9" (1980) (new title)

    42.Bed Sitting Room, The (1969) .... Mate

    43.Magic Christian, The (1969) .... Traffic Warden 27

    44."Curry & Chips" (1969) TV Series .... Kevin O'Grady

    45."World of Beachcomber, The" (1968) TV Series

    46.Goon Show, The (1968) (TV) .... Himself/Minnie Bannister/Eccles/Moriarty

    47."Telegoons, The" (1963) TV Series (voice) .... Minnie Bannister

    48.Postman's Knock (1962) .... Harold Petts

    49.Invasion Quartet (1961) .... Godfrey Pringle

    50.Spike Milligan Meets Joe Brown (1961) (voice)

    51.What a Whopper! (1961) .... Tramp

    52.Suspect (1960) .... Arthur, lab orderly

    ... aka Risk, The (1960) (USA)

    53.Watch Your Stern (1960) .... Dockyard matey

    ... aka What a Carry On: Watch Your Stern (1994) (UK: video box title)

    54.Portrait of a Goon (1959) (TV)

    55.Running Jumping & Standing Still Film, The (1959)

    56."Idiot Weekly, Price 2d" (1956) TV Series .... Various Characters

    57."Show Called Fred, A" (1956) TV Series .... Various Characters

    58."Son of Fred" (1956) TV Series .... Various roles

    59.Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn, The (1956) .... Sgt Brown/J. Smith/Minnie Bannister

    60.Down Among the Z Men (1952) .... Pvt. Eccles

    ... aka Goon Movie, The (1952)

    ... aka Goon Show Movie, The (1952) (video title)

    ... aka Stand Easy (1952)

    61.Let's Go Crazy (1951) .... Eccles/Waiter

    62.Penny Points to Paradise (1951) .... Spike Donnelly
  2. Graham Perks

    Graham Perks Second Unit

    Jul 8, 1998
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    That's sad. He always made me laugh. I had some of his books such as "Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall".

    What is this??

    > Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the Tardis (1993) (TV) .... Pakistani Dalek

    Was this a spoof show? A Pakistani Dalek? !!!
  3. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

    Jul 10, 1999
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    Just got around to reading his obit in the New York Times. I've always known who Spike was, and that he was a founder of the Goon Show, but really nothing more. If you're at all interested in this part of British comedy you owe it to yourself to read a little more.

    Here's a sample:

    Because his father was Irish and he was born in India, a new British immigration law deprived him of British citizenship in 1956, pending new certification. Indignant, he called up the Irish Embassy in London and upon aking if he could have Irish citizenship was told "Bejasus yes! We're terribly short of people."

    In his 70's he became misanthropic, turning on some of his best-known fans, including the Prince of Wales, whom Mr. Milligan called "a groveling little bastard" during a British comedy awards show in 1994.

    Later, in a message to Prince Charles, Mr. Milligan wrote: "I suppose a knighthood is out of the question now?" He was knighted last year at St. James's Palace, with the prince in attendance.
  4. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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