Barry Humphries

Active - 1967 - Present  |   Born - Feb 17, 1934 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Performed with Australia's Union Theatre Repertory Company during his early career.
  • Is best known for his alter ego Dame Edna Everage, a character that he first introduced in 1955.
  • Has written two autobiographies: More Please (1992) and My Life as Me (2002).
  • Is a successful landscape painter; studied under Australian painter George Bell.
  • Received an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
  • Was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.