Eric Morecambe OBE
(1926-1984)

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 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 in Lancashire. He was the co-star of the BBC One's television series The Morecambe & Wise Show, which for the 1977 Christmas episode gained UK viewing figures of over 28 million people. One of the most prominent comedians in British popular culture, in 2002 he was named one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a BBC poll. Morecambe, who had previously suffered heart attacks in November 1968 and March 1979 as well as undergoing bypass surgery, collapsed from a heart attack as he left the stage of the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, following a performance; he died in hospital a few hours later.

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friend of Ernie Wise

Commemorated on 5 plaques

Eric Morecambe CBE

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