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Wisdom, Sir Norman Josephlocked

(1915–2010)
  • Oliver Double

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Wisdom, Sir Norman Joseph (1915–2010), comedian and actor, was born on 4 February 1915 at 15 Little Exeter Street (later Whitehaven Street), Marylebone, London, the younger son of Frederick Wisdom (1889–1966), domestic chauffeur, and his wife, Maud, née Targett (1887–1971), dressmaker. He experienced a positively Dickensian childhood of deprivation and adventure. When his parents separated he and his older brother, ...

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