Bill Owen

Active - 1945 - 1990  |   Born - Mar 14, 1914 in London  |   Died - Jul 12, 1999   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, War

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A former holiday camp entertainer, dance band musician, and vocalist, Bill Owen rose to prominence in eccentric comedy roles on the London stage. Owen made his initial film appearance in 1945 and his lastest in the early '70s. He was a semi-regular in the Carry On comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, usually playing self-important cockneys. Bill Owen was also seen in the British TV series Copper's End (1971) and Last of the Summer Wine (1973).

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