Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Archive Icons: Norman Wisdom
Wisdom's style of comedy was universal and appealed particularly to the post war working class and this adulation passed down from generation to generation - even today people delight when his movies are shown. And of course none less than Charley Chaplin called Wisdom his favourite screen clown.
In 2009 - and reported on the Archive - Sky News made the error of announcing Wisdom's death in a rolling news report before pulling the piece and apologising, stating that Wisdom was very much still alive. The great comedian finally passed away yesterday.
The laughter remains behind.