Tony Hancock
(1924-1968)

Died aged c. 44

Anthony John "Tony" Hancock (12 May 1924 – 25 June 1968) was an English comedian and actor. High-profile during the 1950s and early 1960s, he had a major success with his BBC series Hancock's Half Hour, first on radio from 1954, then on television from 1956, in which he soon formed a strong professional and personal bond with comic actor Sid James. Although Hancock's decision to cease working with James when it became known in early 1960 disappointed many at the time, his last BBC series in 1961 contains some of his best remembered work ("The Blood Donor"). After breaking with his scriptwriters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson later that year, his career took a downward course.

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Tony Hancock, Comedian of Genius was born at this house on 12th May 1924. He died in Sydney, Australia on 25th June 1968

41 Southam Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was born (1924)

Tony Hancock 1924-1968 comedian lived here 1947-1948

10 Grey Close, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Tony Hancock 1924-1968 comedian

Teddington Studios, Broom Road, Teddington, London, United Kingdom where they performed

Durlston Court Hotel was the childhood home of comedian Tony Hancock. His family moved here from the Railway Hotel, Holdenhurst Road. Tony's first engagement was entertaining the troops at The Sacred Heart Church on Richmond Hill

Durlston Court Hotel, 47 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom where they lived

Tony Hancock @ BBC TV Centre [full inscription unknown]

BBC Television Centre, London, United Kingdom where they was

Tony Hancock @ BBC Radio Theatre [full inscription unknown]

BBC Radio Theatre W1, London, United Kingdom where they was

Tony Hancock Born in Hall Green, Birmingham, Tony Hancock was the most celebrated and innovative comedian of the 1950's and 1960's when his television and radio series 'Hancock's Half Hour' were the most popular programmes in Britain

Below the Tony Hancock statue - Old Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was born near (1924)

While filming in Bognor in 1962, Tony Hancock (comedy actor) 1924-1968 stayed at The Royal Norfolk Hotel.

The Esplanade, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom where they stayed (1962)

Tony Hancock 1924-1968 Comedian lived here 1952 - 1958

20 Queen's Gate Place, London, United Kingdom where they was