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Birth information

21 January 1924 Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK

Death information

20 April 1992 Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK

Given Name

Alfred Hawthorne Hill

Nickname

King Leer

How tall is Benny Hill?

1.77 m

Life Story of Benny Hill

He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack Benny) and began appearing in variety shows. He briefly formed a double act with Reg Varney and did radio shows. But it was his talent for impressions and comic timing that were to give him his first big break on TV with the show "Hi There" in 1949. The Benny Hill Show (1955) began in 1955. Its pioneering combination of cheeky humour, songs and impressions were to make it a hit for the next 40 years.

Benny also broadened his career with cameo appearances in films such as The Italian Job (1969), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965). He also had a hit record in 1971 with "Ernie The Fastest Milkman In The West". In 1979 The Benny Hill Show (1955) was shown in America for the first time and Benny went on to become one of...

Significant features of Benny Hill

Expert in featuring in fast moving, mute comic short subjects, with funny music, and massive persecutions at the end.
Parody of British Army salute.
His inimitable smirk in close-up looking directly into the camera

Publications and Magazines about Benny Hill

Robert Ross Benny Hill: The Complete Companion. 1999
Dennis Kirkland (with Hilary Bonner) The Strange and Saucy World of Benny Hill. 2002

What movies did Benny Hill play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Eddie in August (1970) ,
Directors Filmography
The Benny Hill Show (1976) , Eddie in August (1970) ,
Actors Filmography
Szeszélyes évszakok (1988) Benny Hill Show, Genesis: Anything She Does (1987) , Video Spotlight (1985) Host / Various Characters, Eddie in August (1970) Eddie, The Waiters (1969) Waiter, The Italian Job (1969) Professor Simon Peach, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Toymaker, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965) Fire...

Birth information

21 January 1924 Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK

Death information

20 April 1992 Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK

Given Name

Alfred Hawthorne Hill

Nickname

King Leer

How tall is Benny Hill?

1.77 m

Life Story of Benny Hill

He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack Benny) and began appearing in variety shows. He briefly formed a double act with Reg Varney and did radio shows. But it was his talent for impressions and comic timing that were to give him his first big break on TV with the show "Hi There" in 1949. The Benny Hill Show (1955) began in 1955. Its pioneering combination of cheeky humour, songs and impressions were to make it a hit for the next 40 years.

Benny also broadened his career with cameo appearances in films such as The Italian Job (1969), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965). He also had a hit record in 1971 with "Ernie The Fastest Milkman In The West". In 1979 The Benny Hill Show (1955) was shown in America for the first time and Benny went on to become one of...

Significant features of Benny Hill

Expert in featuring in fast moving, mute comic short subjects, with funny music, and massive persecutions at the end.
Parody of British Army salute.
His inimitable smirk in close-up looking directly into the camera

Publications and Magazines about Benny Hill

Robert Ross Benny Hill: The Complete Companion. 1999
Dennis Kirkland (with Hilary Bonner) The Strange and Saucy World of Benny Hill. 2002

What movies did Benny Hill play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Eddie in August (1970) ,
Directors Filmography
The Benny Hill Show (1976) , Eddie in August (1970) ,
Actors Filmography
Szeszélyes évszakok (1988) Benny Hill Show, Genesis: Anything She Does (1987) , Video Spotlight (1985) Host / Various Characters, Eddie in August (1970) Eddie, The Waiters (1969) Waiter, The Italian Job (1969) Professor Simon Peach, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Toymaker, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965) Fire...

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Benny Hill and Ian Carmichael in Light Up the Sky! (1960)

Following a non-fatal heart attack, Hill had declined cardiac bypass surgery and was later diagnosed with kidney failure. Hill died of a coronary thrombosis while seated in his pajamas watching television. His body was discovered two days later by his producer, Dennis Kirkland, who was forced to climb through an open window of the locked apartment after being unable to reach Hill for several days. A large box, in which Hill had unceremoniously placed the awards and honors he had earned throughout his career, was later observed.

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Benny Hill, Harry Locke, and Victor Maddern in Light Up the Sky! (1960)

Despite his wealth and success, he never owned a car, did his own shopping, lived in a two room apartment, but never used the second floor. According to one of his obituaries, he once refused to repair the leaky roof in his mother's home because it was "too expensive".

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Benny Hill in The Benny Hill Show (1957)

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Benny Hill in The Benny Hill Show (1955)

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Benny Hill in Who Done It ? (1956)

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Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Margaret Blye, George Innes, Michael Standing, etc.

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Benny Hill and Tony Beckley in Charlie staubt Millionen ab (1969)

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Benny Hill and Stuart Whitman in Die tollkühnen Männer in ihren fliegenden Kiste

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Benny Hill and David Kossoff in Who Done It ? (1956)

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Benny Hill in Who Done It ? (1956)

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Benny Hill and Belinda Lee in Who Done It ? (1956)

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Benny Hill and Belinda Lee in Who Done It ? (1956)

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