Eric Morecambe OBE

Died aged c. 58

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 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. Morecambe, who had previously suffered heart attacks in 1968 and 1979, collapsed from a heart attack as he left the Roses Theatre stage following a performance; he died in hospital a few hours later.

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friend of Ernie Wise

Commemorated on 5 plaques

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Eric Morecambe CBE
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Eric Morecambe 1926-1984 Comedian lived here 1956-1961

85 Torrington Park, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Eric Morecambe 1926-1984 comedian

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

Eric Morecambe 1926-1984 comic held his wedding reception here

The Bulls Head, Market Square, Margate, United Kingdom where they held a wedding reception

Eric Morecambe CBE [full inscription unknown]

BBC Television Centre, London, United Kingdom where they was

Eric Morecambe Comedian lived here 1927 - 1952. This plaque was unveiled by Bernard Wrigley, entertainer 14 th July 1999

43 Christie Avenue, Morecambe, United Kingdom where they was